APC: Suspend Banire For 10 Years, Petitioners Demand
If the demand of persons who filed a petition against the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muiz Banire, will be honoured, he may have lost interest in active politics on his return.
They are making the demand at the first hearing of a committee set up by the party to probe allegations bothering on anti-party activities and misappropriation of campaign materials and logistics.
Banire shunned the hearing on Monday, but in his absence, the petitioners demanded that he should be stripped of his membership of the party for 10 years.
They are also want the APC to terminate his appointment as the party's National Legal Adviser.
"He should be banned from contesting any position in the party in the next 10 years," they demanded.
After they put forward their request, the Chairman of the committee, Bolaji Abass, promised to look at the petition and make recommendation to the party's leadership.
Other members of the committee are Barrister Wunmi Bewaji, Laide Badru and Muinat Mustapha.
This is coming days after a letter dated August 10, 2017 and signed by the Secretary of the Committee, Badru Olaide, directed Banire to appear before the Committee to defend allegations contained in a petition written against him by concerned members of the party.
According to the letter which was published in some national dailies on Friday, Banire is to appear before the sitting of the Committee scheduled to hold by 10am on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Mushin Sports Centre in Bishop Aggey Memorial School, Ilasamaja.
“The business of the sitting is to examine, hear and determine the complaints against you (Banire) by concerned members of our party,” Olaide said, adding that Banire is at liberty to attend with legal practitioners of his choice and relevant documents and witnesses.