Internal Implosion Imminent In APC – Banire
Muiz Banire, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said an internal implosion is imminent in the party owing to recent developments which relate to the legality of the National Caretaker Committee headed by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.
Speaking in an interview on Channels Television ‘Sunday Politics monitored by #AdabanijaGlobalNewsUpdate, Banire also faulted the decision of the Buni-led committee to proceed with the ongoing ward congresses when the Supreme Court ruling on the Ondo governorship election is not yet clear.
He said if indeed the Supreme Court ruled that Governor Buni’s position as APC caretaker committee chairman is illegal and he shouldn’t have signed Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s forms, then any action was taken by the committee and the ones that will be taken in the future will be considered illegal.
“Nobody has seen the full judgment of the Supreme Court, the expectation is that by tomorrow, the certified true copy will be released for people to digest and now be able to make informed decision and opinion. In such circumstances, why will they be proved with the congress?”
“ Why are they in a hurry to do something which eventually might end up being calamitous? If eventually, it is the truth that the Supreme Court came to the conclusion unanimously for that matter that Governor Buni ought not to have signed any of the nomination papers of Governor Akeredolu, the same thing will apply to the congress they are doing”.
“This is because the letter of notification to INEC was equally signed by Governor Mai Mala Buni. If the foundation is lacking, certainly they can’t build anything on it. At the end of the day, the whole exercise will be a nullity. It is a complete waste of everybody’s time”.
“For me, the least I can say is that the exercise is just simply reckless. I do not want to use the word irresponsible. Even without necessarily looking at the Supreme Court judgment, I will say that as of today, if you go by Article 17(iv) of the APC constitution, it is very explicit”
“There is no way the Caretaker Committee can do anything that will not amount to a nullity. Every step they have taken so far, the ones they are taking right now and the ones they will still be taking is ultimately likely going to be a nullity. Why do you want to go in that direction? So, for me, I have predicted it. I hope I will be disappointed that certainly internal implosion of the party seems to be inevitable imminently”.