A factional chairman, Lagos state All Progressives Party (APC), Fouad Oki, has said that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is playing god by opposing the appointment of Muiz Banire as chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Opposing Banire’s nomination, Senator Solomon Adeola, senator representing Lagos west senatorial district, had laid a petition signed by two other senators from the state against Banire.
However in a statement on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Oki condemned the senators’ objection, accusing Asiwaju Tinubu, a national leader of the party, of being behind the senators’ action.
In the statement he said that:
“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 state 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 called on President Muhammadu Buhari to weigh in on the matter, and said they are poised to take full ownership of the party.