Stop playing God with Banire’s appointment – Fouad Oki tells Tinubu

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The animosity between National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and a factional chairman of the party in Lagos, Fouad Oki, has continued unabated as Oki has again called out the former Lagos governor.

Oki accused Tinubu of “playing God” by allegedly opposing the appointment of Dr Muiz Banire (SAN) as chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

Recall that senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (APC – Lagos West) had laid before the senate a petition on behalf of himself and the two other senators from the state, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu (APC – Lagos Central) and Sen. Gbenga Ashafa (APC – Lagos East), against Banire’s appointment.

But Oki described the petition as having being orchestrated by Asiwaju Tinubu and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene.

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In a Wednesday statement, Oki said, “The appointment of Dr. Muiz Banire, SAN as chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) should elicit excitement and a sense of pride that Lagos dtate was blessed with Grade A board appointment, instead his nomination was met by a scurrilous objection by the three senators representing Lagos State.

“We have it on authority that all the efforts to thwart the confirmation was orchestrated by Mr. Bola Tinubu including directives on late Monday, 23rd July 2018 which was conveyed by Senator Solomon Olamilekan (aka Yayi) to his colleagues in a desperate attempt to sway the Senate President and other Senators into his unholy attempts.

“Tinubu’s personal determination to play god on the matter of Federal nominations and appointments into key positions has gone too far. You will recall his similar battle to scuttle the Federal appointments of Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN and several other individuals from Lagos State. Must he be the sole determiner of the aspiration and destiny of every Party member?”

He affirmed his faction’s resolve to completely take control of the party machinery in Lagos.

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