2023 Presidency: I'm Not in Support of Your Ambition, Tinubu's Ex-Commissioner Tells Him, Speaks on Osinbajo

2023 Presidency: I'm Not in Support of Your Ambition, Tinubu's Ex-Commissioner Tells Him, Speaks on Osinbajo

  • Former national legal adviser of the APC, Dr Muiz Banire, does not want Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to emerge president in 2023
  • Banire who served as a commissioner under Tinubu in Lagos said he prefers a younger person to succeed President Buhari
  • The former APC legal adviser also said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo does not fall within his threshold of a young candidate

Dr Muiz Banire, a former national legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is not in support of the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Banire who said this in an interview on RadioNow, however said he has no issue with Tinu's aspiration because it is within his rights to do so, Daily Trust reported.

2023 Presidency: Former APC Legal Adviser Banire Rules Out Tinubu, Osinbajo
Former APC legal adviser, Muiz Banire, said he prefers a younger candidate, ruling out VP Yemi Osinbajo and Bola Tinubu from the 2023 presidential race. Photo credit: Tinubu Support Group -TSG
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Banire served as a commissioner when Tinubu was the governor of Lagos state.

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I prefer a younger candidate - Banire

Explaining why he is not backing his former boss's aspiration, Banire said he "will always support the younger ones."

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He added:

"I prefer the younger ones for obvious reasons."

VP Yemi Osinbajo also not young - Banire

Asked if Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who is also rumoured to be eyeing the presidency falls to his category of the “younger ones,” Banire said:

“If you go by my own threshold, he (Osinbajo) probably would not qualify too because I am of the view, just like Afe Babalola, that 60-year mark should be the threshold.”

Banire backs zoning, supports southeast presidency

Meanwhile, Banire also backed rotation and zoning of the presidency to the southern region.

He said if presidency would be micro-zoned, southeast should produce the next president of the country.

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According to him, the southeast has suffered enough marginalisation in the Nigeria’s political firmament.

Nevertheless, Banire added that any other zone in the south can produce the President if the southeast is not ready.

Former APC legal adviser explains why party is set to experience doom

In another report, Banire, on Wednesday, February 23, said that the party would soon implode.

The former legal adviser to the party said that the weak foundation of the party is its greatest unmaking.

He added that the ruling party is known for violation of the rule of law and an organisation with zero respect for the rule of law cannot stand the taste of time.

Source: Legit.ng

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