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My problem with Tinubu – Banire, ex-APC national legal adviser

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A former national legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muiz Banire. said his major problem with the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was his refusal to be a stooge.

Banire, in an interview with The Nigerian Xpress, which comes out in our Monday publication lamented that the ruling party was not being managed properly.

Banire was special adviser and later, commissioner in the Tinubu administration in Lagos. He also served as commissioner under Babatunde Raji Fashola.

He had not been in good terms with the party as well as the national leader of late and was subsequently expelled by the Lagos State chapter of the party.

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“I am not a stooge. I am not a sycophant; it is as simple as that. I am stickler for rules and regulations, rules of law. It is either you abide by the rule of law or we go apart. No other thing.

“I am not opposing anybody, it is nothing personal. I just told you now that it is about the rule of law. I am a lawyer and I believe in rule of law because the alternative to rule of law is rule of anarchy.

“And I have always said when there are rules of engagement, let’s follow it. If you don’t follow it, whoever is involved, I am not talking about the national leader, any other person that is involved I will tell him or her that what you are doing is wrong,” he said.

Watch out for the full interview in The Nigerian Xpress newspaper on the newsstand on Monday. You can also log on to www.thexpressng.com