The controversy surrounding the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State became deeper as the National Secretariat of the Party has nullified the suspension of the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi from the party.
The National Secretariat said it had received no notice regarding the purported suspension of Governor Fayemi by a faction of the party in the state, saying the suspensions were a nullity.
Trouble started on Thursday, after the state chapter of the APC suspended Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Oyetunde Ojo and Nine others for disobedience to directives of the National executive Committee of the party.
Responding on Friday, the Senator Ojodu led faction of the party issued a counter suspension of its own on the State Governor, Kayode Fayemi.
Responding however, the National Secretariat of the party issued a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena nullifying all the suspensions issued by both factions of the party in Ekiti State. It urged all party members to adhere to the constitution of the party.
“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.”