Muiz Banire To ‘Hired Protesters’ : Be Orderly, Law Abiding As You Do Your Job

Dr Muiz Banire, SAN, Board Chairman, Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON

The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr Muiz Banire, SAN has urged those he described as hired protesters  to be orderly and law abiding as they demonstrate to the state secretary in ACME to protest against him.

Banire said no pressure will make him jettison the struggle for internal democracy in the APC  assuring that he will continue to speak against tyranny and opaqueness in governance.

In a statement titled, “2018 Edition Sponsored Protest Against Banire : APC National Legal Adviser Urges Hired Protesters To Be Orderly,Law Abiding As They Do Their Job” urged the members of the public to dismiss the protesters and their sponsors adding they were fighting a lost battle

The statement read, “The attention of the National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives, APC Dr Muiz Adeyemi Banire, SAN has just been drawn to the gathering of some jobless, lazy and hired challatans in Mushin Local Government Area who are being sponsored to stage the 2018 edition of what could now be described as their annual protest against Banire after their failed maiden edition in 2017.

“Dr Banire, SAN symphatises with these hired clowns as they gyrate around the streets of Lagos in yet another failed attempt to muzzle the voice of a vocal apostle of good governance and a leading star in the struggle to strengthen Nigeria’s fragile democracy especially by entrenching the culture internal democracy in the nation’s party politics.

“The idiocy of the hired protesters and the sponsors in the Lagos State Government cabinet is indeed astonishing. Were they not the same people that were rejoicing last year that Muiz Banire as been suspended from the party?, how come they want to protest against a ‘suspended’ chieftain of the party. They obviously need to consult a pyschiatrist.

“Meanwhile, Dr Banire, SAN would admonish the hired protesters to be peaceful and orderly as they work for their pay and protest to the location of their sponsors in Ikeja, the Lagos State capital.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the struggle for the rule of law and credible, free and fair internal democracy has come to stay.

“A daily sponsored protest by anti-democratic forces cant stop it. It is an idea whose time has fully come!

“Like Dr Muiz Banire, SAN hinted on a radio interview with Mr Jimi Disu yesterday, the era of impunity is gone and the electorate are wiser than ever, therefore, the sponsors of the protest should rather get busy on how to put in order the house they put in asunder ahead of the critical 2019 elections rather than fighting a lost battle.

“Again, Dr Banire, SAN is elated that the detractors through their actions are giving wide publicity to the gospel of probity in governance and entrenchement internal democracy in the APC.

“Alas! As Dr Banire,SAN bows out this month having meritoriously served as the Legal Adviser of APC for seven and half years, he would be rededicating himself to the struggle of internal democracy and good governance which is the morbid fear of his detractors. Dr Banire cannot be supressed nor silenced.

“Dr Banire is also alerting the public to be wearied of concocted lies and propaganda which is the stock in trade of these agents of darkness.

“Their worn-out refrain is this, ” Banire is also a beneficiary of imposition, why is he fighting the system?”.

“They need to be tutored that there is a world of difference between ‘appointive and elective positions’. Dr Banire all his public career life had always served as an appointee.

“How could he benefit from imposition when he didn’t put himself forward for an elective position?

“Also, these mischief makers are maliciously twisting a very clear case of Justice Fishim whom Dr Muiz Banire, SAN assisted in the past.

“For the record, Dr Banire, SAN had never appeared before him nor have any pending case before the embattled judge.

“Dr Banire, SAN only helped Fishim as an old friend he knew when he was a law lecturer in the University of Lagos.

“Nigerians, upright Lagosians and lovers of democracy globally are hereby enjoined to remain calm and not give in to the desperate tactics of losers and forces of darkness.

“Whilst the protesters will be having fun on the streets on a workday, Dr Muiz Banire will be unperturbed, focus and keep his eyes on the ball in the struggle for a better Nigeria and the entrenchment of good governance in Lagos.

“In conclusion, Dr Banire is glad to announce to the hired protesters that there would more work for them to do in forms of protest and demonstrations as he(Banire) using the platform of the United Action for Change, UAC, he will continue to grant interviews and openly speak against anomalies plaguing the polity while enjoining Nigerians to seek accountability from public officers.

“No Retreat. No Surrender.Aluta Continua, Victoria Acerta!”