Despite the national body of the All Progressives Congress quashing the suspension of the party’s legal adviser, Muiz Banire, the party’s state chapter has remained undaunted in its move to unseat the lawyer.
In its latest move, party executives in Ward C of Mushin Local Government Area summoned Mr. Banire over alleged “anti-party activities and misappropriation of campaign materials and logistics.”
Mr. Banire, a former commissioner in Lagos State, had criticised the state chapter’s imposition of candidates ahead of the July 22 local council elections.
In a letter dated July 10, 2017, signed by the Secretary of the Committee, Badru Olaide, Mr. Banire was directed to appear before the Committee to defend allegations contained in a petition written against him by concerned members of the party over series of infractions of the party’s constitution.
The summon came almost two weeks after the Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Wasiu Eshilokun-Sanni, dragged Mr. Banire before an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court over forgery of his purported withdrawal letter from the 2015 election into Lagos Island Constituency 1 of the House.
Prior to that, the executives in Ward C had announced the suspension of Mr. Banire after protesters stormed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s officedemanding his expulsion for alleged anti-party activities.