The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC)has debunked reports that its National Legal Adviser, Muiz Banire,SAN has been suspended.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi described the suspension as “ a nullity as the local chapter of the Party does not have such powers to suspend a national officer”
Bolaji’s statement reads in full “The attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to the purported 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.
“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.
“The Party advises that whatever issues there might be, our party structure and constitution provide ample avenues for redress and dispute resolution. If the local chapter is unable to achieve a resolution, the NWC can and will wade in the matter to achieve amicable settlement.”