The All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as exercise in futility the suspension of Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, presidential aide Senator Femi Ojudu and others and subsequently nullified same.
Fayemi and the Paul Omotosho-led State Executives Council were on Friday suspended for alleged anti-party activities by the State Executives Committee, SEC.
Fayemi’s came barely 24 hours after the Omotosho-led executives suspended Ojudu and 10 others, following the report of the Patrick Ajigbolamu-led eight-man disciplinary committee set up to probe allegations of anti-party activities levelled against them.
But in a statement on Friday, through the Deputy National Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, the APC said all the suspensions are a “nullity.”
The party said, “The attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, 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 Arc 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.”