The National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress APC, has nullified the suspension of Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi and other party members by a faction of the party in the state.
Recall that earlier today September 25, a faction of the party in Ekiti state, issued a statement announcing the suspension of Governor Fayemi. The faction accused the governor of anti-party activities after he received former Minister of Aviation and a chieftain of the PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode, in his office last week. Read here.
However in a statement titled “Disclaimer: Governor Kayode Fayemi, Other Purported ‘Suspensions’ a Nullity – APC”, and signed by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, the party said the suspension is null and void as it was not communicated and ratified by the National secretariat.
The statement reads
“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.”
On Thursday September 24, a faction of the state chapter of the party also announced the suspension of presidential adviser, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, and the son-in-law to Senator Bola Tinubu, Oyetunde Ojo, and nine other party leaders for alleged disobedience to the directive of the party’s National Executive Committee.