The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Thursday, passed a vote of confidence on former Deputy Governor of Lagos state Mr Femi Pedro, saying allegations leading to his impeachment in 2007 were not connected to criminal charges.
Pedro was impeached for gross misconduct on May 10, 2007, few days to the end of the tenure of the administration, by the then House of Assembly.
However, the resolution to pardon Pedro, by the current House, followed the adoption of the recommendation of an eight-member Ad Hoc Committee constituted on July 2, to review the circumstances that led to Pedro’s impeachment.
The House, after considering the ad-hoc committee report on Thursday, pardoned the politician and passed a vote of confidence on him as a fit and proper person that can be entrusted with political and administrative responsibilities.
The committee, headed by the Majority Leader, Mr Sanai Agunbiade, in its report said:
“In line with Rule 51 (6) of the Business Rules and Standing Orders of the Lagos State House of Assembly, the committee recommends that this House should, by a substantive motion, review the impeachment passed on Otunba Femi Pedro on Thursday May 10, 2007 by the 5th Assembly.”
He urged the House to revisit his impeachment in a letter sent to the 8th Assembly on compassionate grounds.