Story from Khadija Abdullahi JIKA, Abuja
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has reacted to his suspension by a faction of the Ekiti APC over alleged anti-party activities. Reacting through his Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, Fayemi described the action as ‘a joke taken too far’.
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Oyebode said the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party is governed by laws, adding that members of the group cannot hide under their recent suspension to announce a dubious suspension they lack the locus to handle.
Oyebode says: “While one would have dismissed their claims as another failed attempt to polarize the party in the state, it is also important to put it on record that the action of the group smacks of criminal impersonation as none of those who signed the purported suspension letter was executive members of the party at ward, Local government or state level.
“The action is but a joke taken too far as they never had such power, they want to arrogate to themselves while they were members of the party, much less now that they have been suspended. Governor Fayemi, however, remains unperturbed by this antic of suspended members.
“Well-meaning members of the public, as well as members of APC, are urged to disregard the news of the purported suspension as it only exists in the imagination of members of the group.
“Dr Kayode Fayemi remains the indisputable leader of the APC in Ekiti State”.
Also reacting, the Ekiti State APC Chairman, Paul Omotoso, described the action of the group as ‘a comedy of the absurd’.
Speaking through the party’s Director of Media, Sam Oluwalana, the Chairman directed the signatories to deny the publication with immediate effect.
“The attention of the Ekiti State APC SEC has been drawn to the publication which is in circulation in the social media titled, “Dr Kayode Fayemi Anti-Party Activities” purportedly signed by the following people: Senator Tony Adeniyi, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Congressman Bimbo Daramola, Hon. Robinson Ajiboye, Hon. Oye Ojo, Hon. Dr Adewale Ominrin, Hon. Femi Adeleye.
“We hereby call for the confirmation or denial of the said publication by the purported signatories between now and the close of work today, September 25, 2020”.