Banire Warns Lagos APC Against Imposition, Rigging In Primaries

Ahead of the party primaries of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold tomorrow, Saturday, May 27, 2017, the National Legal Adviser of the party, Dr. Muiz Banire, SAN, has warned that the process to select flag-bearers should not be manipulated in favour of certain candidates.
Dr. Banire who opposed the decision to conduct primaries election for all the aspirants in a centralized location said the process was alien to the party and not in the APC constitution.
Eyes Of  Lagos confirmed that in a letter addressed to the State Chairman, Henry Ajomale, Dr. Banire stressed that the Local Government Executives are empowered by the APC constitution to designate suitable venues for the exercise.
“As the custodian of the party constitution, it is of utmost necessity for me to say immediately that this will not be in consonant with the letter and the spirit of the constitution. The (APC) constitution confers the power to designate the venue of such council primaries in the party Executive of the Local Government,” he said.
In addition, Dr. Banire asked the state chairman to comply with the provision of the APC constitution by stopping all arrangements for tomorrow’s centralised primaries to allow the local government executives designate a venue for the exercise in their respective councils.

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