APC quashes Governor Fayemi’s suspension
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has, on Friday, nullified the suspension of Governor Kayode Fayemi and others.
This was contained in a statement issued from the party’s National Secretariat titled, “Disclaimer: Governor Kayode Fayemi, Other Purported ‘Suspensions’ a Nullity – APC”.
The statement was signed by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Yekini Nabena.
Earlier in the day, ElombahNews had reported that Governor Fayemi was suspended from his party by a faction led by Senator Anthony Adeniyi for alleged anti-party activities.
Senator Adeniyi announced the suspension of Governor Fayemi yesterday at the end of a meeting held by the faction executives.
He announced this via a communique made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Friday,
He said: “After painstakingly reviewing the activities of some members of the APC in Ekiti State, we the authentic members of the party in the State and members of SEC per Section 12.8 of APC Constitution being duly constituted members of the National Convention of the Party, rose from its meeting of the 23rd September 2020 with some far-reaching resolutions.”
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Reacting to the reported suspension, Mr. Nabena said that the party was yet to receive any communication to that effect, saying:
“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.”