Breaking… Banire Reacts To Lagos Senators’ Objection, Says ‘ AMCON Chairman Not A Quota Appointment’
The immediate past National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and the nominee for the position of the chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Dr Muiz Banire, SAN has reacted to the objection to his nomination by three senators representing Lagos saying his appointment is not a quota.
In a press statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos which he personally signed, Banire said it was imperative to educate the three senators representing Lagos at the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
Banire argued that his appointment requires no special approval adding that, “I was nominated simply as a Nigerian in whom the appointer has a lot of confidence and who is prepared to give his all in service of his fatherland”.
The convener of the United Action for Change, UAC urged his teeming supporters and admirers not to entertain any fear as result of the objection assuring them that Senate will do the needful.
“In view of this, I urge all my well wishers to remain calm in the face of this provocation as I am optimistic that the proper thing will ultimately be done by the Senate as has been done in the past.
“They should please not engage them on any street contest. It would be recalled that similar objection did not succeed in preventing the confirmation of Olusegun Aganga, Babatunde Fashola, SAN and even Musiliu Obanikoro as Ministers, even when, unlike in my case, their Ministerial positions were Constitutionally mandated to be filling Lagos State quota representation in the Federal Executive Council”, Banire stated.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria also reminded his traducers that he was not seeking public position at all cost to survive noting that he had means of livelihood that can sustain him.
He wrote, “Beyond the above, let me also state clearly that I am blessed with so many alternative contact addresses and consequently, do not desperately need a political job to survive.
“ It is those who are professional politicians and whose survival depends on such that can be so threatened. Here I am, a professional in politics.
“Of course, if this is a continuation of the consistent harassment, intimidation and threat to gag my advocacy for good governance and the rule of law, the effect unfortunately is otherwise.
“It strengthens me further and makes me resolute in my crusade. I shall continue to interrogate and agitate issues of good governance and rule of law, regardless of whose ox is gored.
“I am already demonstrating through my activities and engagements in several other spheres that I do not need to occupy a public office to add value to our community and nation.
“My relevance does not lie in public office or wealth. I have said it that I will continue to challenge the warped order till the ultimate change comes, sooner than later.
“ It is not unexpected that we would continue to face this opposition in the struggle for the positive change. We are prepared for the struggle as long as God continues to spare our lives, which are constantly threatened by the sponsors of the opposition. Rule of law shall continue to be our guide.
“Finally, let me equally apologize to those who feel I am not submissive to worshipping them. It is not my making but the covenant I have with my God, to whom all power belongs. They should bear with me as I am incapacitated in this regard.
“They should be content with the number of their adherents as no single religion has the entire human race in its fold. I have chosen to serve our Creator without associating partners with HIM and i equally undertake not to disturb their own faith and adherents too”.