Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Mushin area of Lagos called for the expulsion of the party’s National Legal Officer, Mr. Muiz Banire from the party.
Members numbering thousands stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly to protest and demand his expulsion vowing that they will not relent on their demand until the national leadership of the party acts.
The protesting party members also marched to the APC Secretariat on Acme Road to the State House of Assembly for the protest.
Some of the placards read: “Banire must go,” “Banire, the enemy within,” “Banire, A serial traitor,” “Banire, the greatest beneficiary of imposition,” among several others.
Despite the early downpour, the protesters defied the rain to storm the Assembly, vowing that they would not rest until Banire was removed as the National Legal Adviser of the party and also be expelled.
Spokesperson of the protesters, Femi Martins, in a letter delivered to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and copied the Speaker, State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa and the APC Lagos Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, outlined a list of 17 atrocities which they alleged that Banire committed to warrant his expulsion from the party.
Martins alleged that Banire sponsored cronies to write and cause to publish advertorials against the party; wrote and caused to be published negative correspondence against the Party in the media; granted interviews to embarrass and have adverse effect on the party to the extent of attracting hatred, contempt, ridicule and disrepute upon the party and intentionally negligent in duties as the National Legal Adviser to defend the party and the its interest.
He further alleged that Banire carried out unauthorized publicity of a party dispute without exhausting all avenues for settlement or redress within the party; caused a legal representative to disavow the party in a law suit; arrogantly admitting that he caused a legal representative to disavow the party; predicted and worked towards the electoral failure of the party and incited the public against the interest of the party.