The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nullified the purported suspension of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and the Political Adviser to the President, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu by different factions of the party in the state.
The Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the party made the declaration in a statement issued signed by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Yekini Nabena on Friday in Abuja.
Nabena declared that Gov. Fayemi remained the leader of the party in the state, adding that the “Arch. 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”.
The statement partly reads: “The attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 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”, the party stated.
It will be recalled that the a faction of the APC in the state had earlier suspended Fayemi over allegations of anti-party activities, particularly during the just concluded Edo state governorship elections.