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BREAKING: Gov Fayemi suspended by Ekiti APC

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The governor Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been suspended from his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), 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,

The communique reads:

“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.”

It was resolved as follows: “Dr Fayemi, the Executive Governor of Ekiti State is hereby suspended from the Party in view of 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 faction also described as illegal the Paul Omotoso-led state executives of the party.

It said: “The Paul Omotosho-led faction of APC Executive in the State is hereby declared illegal and suspended from the party for failure to emerge in accordance to the Constitution of the Party”.

It also further reaffirmed Senator Adeniyi as a statutory member of the State Executive Committee, saying:

“Senator Adeniyi, as a statutory member of the SEC going by our party’s constitution, was elected by all members attending as the Acting Chairman of the State Executive Committee in the absence of direction or directive from the National Body. He is as such the only one thus capable to call the SEC meeting as duly required by the constitution from henceforth”.

The communique was signed by Senators Adeniyi, Babafemi Ojudu and Dayo Adeyeye.

Other signatories to the communique are Bimbo Daramola, Robinson Ajiboye, Oye Ojo, Adewale Omirin and Femi Adeleye.

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