The Managing Director of the Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency (LASAA), Bolaji Sanusi, has denied involvement in an alleged plot to impeach the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
He said he was surprised to have seen his name among those plotting the ‘coup’ in a story filed by an online news platform.
An online news medium in Lagos had on Thursday reported that the LASAA MD and a former Commissioner for Information in Lagos State, Dele Alake were among those instigating the move to get the governor impeached.
The medium reported that the political rift between the embattled Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his political godfather, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu has crossed the Rubicon, and the Tinubu camp is poised to fully activate an impeachment process against Ambode.
It further reported that it gathered from impeccable sources close to Governor Ambode and Tinubu’s camps that the impeachment move would have been activated by now if the appointment of Kayode Egbetokun as Lagos State Commissioner for Police, had been upheld. Egbetokun was the Chief Security Officer to Tinubu when he was the Lagos State Governor.
The paper quoted a source thus: “You know the full backing of the Police would be needed when the State House of Assembly begins the impeachment process to either protect the legislators or prevent hoodlums from disrupting the sessions. That is why the reversal of Egbetokun’s appointment as Lagos CP has punctured the impeachment momentum.
“Another source in the Tinubu camp said key members of his political dynasty such as a former Governor, a former Commissioner for Information in Lagos State, Dele Alake, a current senior cabinet official and the Managing Director of Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency (LASAA), Bolaji Sanusi are playing active roles in instigating Tinubu to nail the political coffin of Ambode by giving the go-ahead for his impeachment,” it reported.
However, Sanusi, in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Thursday night said: “It is ridiculous and laughable that some disgruntled elements wherever can sit on quicksand to concoct this spurious accusation. They have failed, ab initio in this satanical, ill-conceived plot.
“I remain a loyal appointee of His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State. The detractors are looking for relevance where they’ll get none and their plot to divide the APC in the state has failed abysmally.
“I am too ingrained in how to make LASAA an enviable institution in the past three years and to also make an appreciable impact in the governance of Lagos than to be detracted by the handiwork of proponents of fake news that we’re all trying to remove from our social media hemisphere. I, Mobolaji Sanusi remain loyal to my principal.”
According to him, he could not be involved in any impeachment plot since he is neither a member of the House of Assembly nor governor’s cabinet member.
He stated that the allegation might have been masterminded by a staff of LASAA sanctioned for involving in a fraud act, whom he said was seeking favour from the governor.