Statutory members of the Executive Committee of Ekiti State All Progressives Congress have suspended the state governor, Kayode Fayemi, from the party.
The announcement of the governor’s suspension came barely 24 hours after a statement by the party suspending the Special Adviser to the President on Politically Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, and 10 others.
In a statement on Friday, the SEC members said that Fayemi was suspended over what they described as “his numerous anti-party activities, especially his role in the recently concluded governorship election in Edo State, which is contrary to the provisions of Article 21 (A) (ii) of the APC Constitution.”
The SEC also alleged that the Ekiti State governor hosted former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, five days before the Edo State governorship election, where they alleged that the coup against APC’s victory in the election as hatched.
Accusing Fayemi of playing a major role in the governorship election that produced Governor Seyi Makinde in Oyo State, by supporting him against the APC candidate; the members also suspended the state chairman of the party, Paul Omotosho, and other executives, saying they were products of what they called Fayemi’s undemocratic conduct.
Signatories to the statement include: Senator Tony Adeniyi, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, former House of Representatives members, Hons Bimbo Daramola, Robinson Ajiboye, and Oyetunji Ojo, former Speaker Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Adewale Omirin and Hon. Femi Adeleye.
The statement, titled, “Re: Dr. Fayemi’s Anti-party Activities,” said Senator Adeniyi has been appointed as the SEC acting chairman due to the “absence of direction from the national body” of the APC, adding that Senator Adeniyi is “the only one thus capable to call the SEC meeting as duly required by the APC constitution.”