The suspension of Ekiti state governor Kayode Fayemi, has been suspended by the National secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
A statement signed by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, on Friday revealed that APC National was yet to receive any communication about the purported suspensions.
Nabena said, “The attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress has been drawn to a purported and widely-reported ‘suspension’ of the Governor of Ekiti State, H.E. Kayode Fayemi, as well as an earlier reported ‘indefinite suspension’ of some other party members in the state.”
“The actions are a nullity as the party’s National Secretariat is yet to receive communication from the state chapter on the purported ‘suspensions.’ We strongly advise all members to adhere to our party constitution.”
“Governor Kayode Fayemi remains the leader of the party in Ekiti State. In line with the mandate of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee and the President’s admonition to party members to ensure and support ongoing amicable and rancour-free settlement of internal party disputes, we call on our esteemed party members and leaders in Ekiti State to be duly guided.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Architect Paul Omotosho-chaired APC Ekiti State Working Committee is the authentic, valid, and duly recognised Executive as no factions or divisions exist in the State Chapter.”
Trouble started when a faction of the party loyal to Governor Fayemi on Thursday, suspended a presidential adviser, Babafemi Ojudu, and the son-in-law to Bola Tinubu National Leader of the APC, Oyetunde Ojo, and nine other party leaders for alleged disobedience to the directive of the party’s National Executive Committee.
In retaliation, a faction of the party loyal to Ojodu issued a counter order, suspending the state governor from the party.