The Ilasamaja Ward C of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State has suspended the National Legal Adviser of the party, Dr. Muiz Banire, over “anti-party activities”.
The party’s executive committee in Mushin on Thursday upheld the decision to suspend Banire as recommended by his ward (Ward C, Ilasamaja, Mushin).
In a statement issued by the Acting Secretary of the ward, Taofeek Ajani-Balogun, the ward executive cited various alleged anti-party activities allegedly perpetrated by the legal adviser as one of the reasons for his suspension, adding that the decision was reached during a meeting held to review the Saturday local government elections in the state.
“After a critical assessment of individual activities and the performance of the party during the last elections, members of the party in Ward C, Ilasamaja Mushin unanimously voted for the immediate suspension of Muiz Banire from participating in party activities in the ward and his removal from office as national legal adviser,” the statement read.
Also in a statement, the Acting Chairman of the APC in Mushin LGA, Mr. Sola Osobajo, said, “After receiving the minutes of the Ward C meeting, and having carefully considered the decision of Ward C leadership, we decided to adopt the resolution for further necessary action at the state and national levels. The party leadership in Mushin further recommended to the state chapter the expulsion of Banire from the party.”
Meanwhile, Banire has reacted to the suspension in a statement also issued on Thursday.
He said, “If these crooked elements were members of the party, they would know that by the constitution of the APC, it is the National Executive Committee that can remove a national officer of the party responsible for the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
“I urge the members of the public to ignore these undesirable and mischievous elements together with their antics.”