Bayelsa governorship: Muiz Banire tells Oshiomhole to step aside

Bayelsa governorship: Muiz Banire tells Oshiomhole to step aside

- Muiz Banire, a former national legal adviser to the APC accuses the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, of destroying the party

- Banire describes Oshiomhole as a failure, noting that the APC lacks discipline under the national chairman

- The APC chieftain blames Oshiomhole for the losses the party suffered in Bayelsa, Zamfara and Rivers states

Muiz Banire, a former national legal adviser to the APC has asked the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to step aside.

Banire in an opinion piece on Thursday, February 20, accused Oshiomhole of destroying the APC by consolidating powers in himself, The Guardian reports.

He described Oshiomhole as a failure, noting that the APC lacks discipline under the national chairman.

The party chieftain blamed the national chairman for the losses the party suffered in Bayelsa, Zamfara, Rivers, states.

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He said the party needs urgent restructuring and appealed to Oshiomhole to honourably step aside.

Meanwhile, barely one week after the Supreme Court sacked David Lyon as the governor-elect of Bayelsa state, the APC has returned to the apex court with an application, urging the court to reverse its decision disqualifying its candidate during the November 16, governorship election in the state.

The Nation reports that the APC, in an application filed on Thursday, February 20, by its team of lawyers led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), with Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), also wants the Supreme Court to set aside the wrong interpretation given to its judgment of February 13, and the subsequent execution by the Independent National. electoral Commission (INEC).

Legit.ng gathered that the party is among others, contending that the Supreme Court, in its judgment, misinterpreted the November 12, 2019, judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja which it (the Supreme Court) affirmed.

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The APC argued that the Supreme Court acted without jurisdiction and denied it (the party) fair hearing when it proceeded to disqualify its governorship candidate even though the Federal High Court, in the judgment by Justice Inyang Ekwo, which the apex court affirmed, refused the plaintiffs’ prayer to disqualify Lyon.

In another report, Degi Eremienyo, the sacked deputy governor-elect candidate of the APC in Bayelsa state, has asked the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to investigate allegations of certificate forgery against him.

In a report by TVC News, Eremienyo at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, February 20, said his right to a fair hearing was breached. According to the former deputy governor-elect, before the Supreme Court arrived at its judgment there was no investigation and witnesses provided.

Eremienyo went on to question the apex court’s adopted procedure and urged that allegations of forgery against him be investigated by the police.

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