Ekiti : APC national hqtrs moves to douse tension, nullifies suspension
In a move that bespeaks a great anxiety over political muscle-flexing in Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the national headquarters of the party on Friday disclaimed the game of suspensions that has played out in the last 24 to 36 hours.
The party in a statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said it had yet to receive communication from the Ekiti State chapter on “the purported suspensions”.
By a mere pronouncement via the one-page statement, the party nullified the suspension of all party leaders across the two factions, to wit: Gov. Fayemi’ s faction and the Senators Tony Adeniyi/Babafemi Ojudu’s faction.
The statement, titled: “Disclaimer: Governor Kayode Fayemi, Other Purported ‘Suspensions’ a Nullity – APC” 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.”