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Why Fayemi’s Suspension Can’t Stand

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has nullified the suspension of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi from the party by a faction of it’s Ekiti state chapter.

This was contained in a statement titled, “Disclaimer: Governor Kayode Fayemi, Other Purported ‘Suspensions’ a Nullity – APC”, signed by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, on Friday.

The statement reads, “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.”

Recall that the state chapter of the party had on Thursday, suspended eleven party leaders, including a presidential adviser, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, for alleged disobedience to the directive of the party’s National Executive Committee.

Reacting on Friday, a faction of the party issued a counter suspension order in a letter titled, “Re: Dr. Kayode Fayemi anti-party activities”, suspending the state governor from the party.

However, APC in the statement insisted that Governor Fayemi remains the leader of the party in Ekiti State, as it was yet to receive any communication regarding the suspension.

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