…CPS says Fayemi’s purported suspension is a Joke taken too far***
The crisis rocking the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday took another dimension as a group loyal to Sen. Babafemi Ojudu says it has suspended Gov. Kayode Fayemi from the party over alleged ‘anti-party’ activities.
Also suspended according to the group, is the State APC Executive led by its Chairman, Paul Omotoso, for being allegedly brought into office by Fayemi via illegal means.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the state exco had suspended indefinitely Ojudu and 10 other party members for allegedly defying the APC’s National Executive Council directive to withdraw all pending court cases.
The suspension of Fayemi and the state APC exco was communicated in a statement titled, “Gov. Kayode Fayemi and his Anti-party Activities’ made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Friday.
The statement was signed by Sen. Tony Adeniyi, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, Sen. Dayo Adeyeye, Bimbo Daramola and Robinson Ajiboye.
Other are, Oyetunji Ojo, Dr Adewale Omirin, former Speaker Ekiti House of Assembly, and Femi Adeleye.
The factional group, however, elected a former National Assembly member, Sen. Tony Adeniyi, as the Acting Chairman of the SEC pending when a validly-elected body would be put in place.
In the meantime, Mr Yinka Oyebode, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, has described the suspension of his principal by an unknown group as “a joke taken too far.”
Oyebode gave the assertion while reacting to the purported suspension of Gov. Fayemi by a faction of the party in Ado-Ekiti on Friday.
Oyebode said the APC as a party is governed by laws, adding that members of the group could not hide under their recent suspension to announce a dubious suspension they lacked the locus to handle.
“While one would have dismissed their claims as another failed attempt to polarise the party in the state it is also important to put it on record.
“The action of the group smacks of criminal impersonation as none of those who signed the purported suspension letter was executive members of the party at ward, Local government or state level.
“The action is but “a joke taken too far” as they never have such power they want to arrogate to themselves while they were members of the party, much less now that they have been suspended.
“Gov. Fayemi, however, remains unperturbed by this antic of suspended members.
“Well-meaning members of the public, as well as members of APC, are urged to disregard the news of the purported suspension as it only exists in the imagination of members of the group.
“Fayemi remains the indisputable leader of the APC in Ekiti,” Oyebode said.
Also , Ekiti APC Chairman, Paul Omotoso, who reacted through the party’s Director of Media, Sam Oluwalana, directed the signatories to deny the publication with immediate effect.
“The attention of the Ekiti APC SEC has been drawn to the publication which is in circulation in the social media titled, “Dr Kayode Fayemi’s Anti-Party Activities.
”The publication was purportedly signed by the following people: Sen. Tony Adeniyi, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, Sen. Dayo Adeyeye, Bimbo Daramola, Robinson Ajiboye, Oye Ojo, Dr Adewale Ominrin, and Femi Adeleye
“We hereby call for the confirmation or denial of the said publication by the purported signatories between now and the close of work today, Sept. 25.”