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Why Tinubu is against Muiz Banire’s new appointment



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Reasons are beginning to emerge on why the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is against the appointment of Muiz Banire as chairman of Asset management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier this month submitted the name of Banire, a former commissioner in Lagos under the Tinubu administration to the National Assembly for confirmation as the new Chairman of AMCON board.

However, National Daily gathered that Tinubu is not favorably disposed to the appointments due to Banire’s activities in the last Lagos APC exco election where he was accused of leading a parallel APC faction opposing Tinubu.

According to Fouad Oki, the factional chairman of the APC in Lagos, loyal to Banire, Bola Tinubu is playing god by opposing the appointment of Muiz Banire as chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

He argued that the petition against Banire’s nomination by Solomon Adeola, lawmaker representing Lagos west senatorial district, and two other senators was being instigated by Bola Ahmed Tinubu because of his hatred for Banire.

“The appointment of Dr. Muiz Banire, SAN as chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) should elicit excitement and a sense of pride that Lagos state was blessed with Grade A board appointment, instead his nomination was met by a scurrilous objection by the three senators representing Lagos State,” he said in the statement.

“We have it on authority that all the efforts to thwart the confirmation was orchestrated by Mr. Bola Tinubu including directives on late Monday, 23rd July 2018 which was conveyed by Senator Solomon Olamilekan (aka Yayi) to his colleagues in a desperate attempt to sway the Senate President and other Senators into his unholy attempts.

“Tinubu’s personal determination to play god on the matter of Federal nominations and appointments into key positions has gone too far. You will recall his similar battle to scuttle the Federal appointments of Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN and several other individuals from Lagos State. Must he be the sole determiner of the aspiration and destiny of every Party member?”

Calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to weigh in on the matter, Oki said they are poised to take full ownership of the party.