The Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has suspended Governor Kayode Fayemi for anti-party activities.
This was revealed in a statement released by the party on Friday, September 25, 2020.
Governor Fayemi was suspended due to “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.”
According to APC, five days before the Edo Election, Governor Fayemi hosted chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode in the government house in Ado Ekiti.
The party alleges that the meeting was to plan a coup against Edo APC.
Another allegation leveled against Governor Fayemi by the party was that he played a role in the gubernatorial election in Oyo State and supported the PDP candidate to defeat the APC candidate.
The APC on Thursday suspended the special adviser on Political Matters to the President, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, and ten other top-notches of the party.
Ojudu and other members were slammed with indefinite suspension over alleged disobedience action, which was as a result of their refusal to withdraw the case they instituted against the party as directed by the National Executive Council of the party.
The NEC had in its meeting of June 25, 2020, and attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, governors and stalwart directed that all cases pending in courts should be withdrawn for speedy resolution of internal crises in the party.
In a statement signed by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday, said the disciplinary action was taken against Ojudu and others, for defying NEC.
Others who were suspended alongside Ojudu include: Engr Ayo Ajibade, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo, Hon Femi Adeleye, Bunmi Ogunleye, Akin Akomolafe, Bamigboye Adegoroye, Wole Oluyede, Olusoga Owoeye, Dele Afolabi, and Toyin Oluwasola.