The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Working Committee, NWC , has described as invalid the alleged “suspension of the Party’s National Legal Adviser, Dr. Muiz Banire,SAN, by the Party’s executive committee in Mushin Local government area of Lagos State”.
Executive Committee of the APC in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos, had announced the decision, accusing Banire of anti-party activities.
But, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, the ruling party said Banire’s suspension is invalid because its Mushin chapter is using the power it does not possess.
Abdullahi stated that whatever issues there might be, its structure and constitution provide ample avenues for redress and dispute resolution.
He said, “We wish to state categorically that the purported suspension is a nullity as the local chapter of the Party does not have such powers to suspend a national officer. According to the Party’s constitution, such powers reside with the National Executive Committee NEC of the Party.
“If the local chapter is unable to achieve a resolution, the NWC can and will wade in the matter to achieve amicable settlement”.