Ekiti State government has reacted to the purported suspension of Governor Kayode Fayemi describing it as a joke taken too far.
In his reaction, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode, described it as a joke taken too far by ” unknown group.”
Oyebode said the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a party is governed by laws, adding that members of the group cannot hide under their recent suspension to announce a dubious suspension they lack 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 that the action of the group smacks of criminal impersonation as none of those who signed the purported suspension letter were executive members of the party at ward, Local government or state level.”
“The action is but a joke taken too far as they never had such power they want to arrogate to themselves while they were members of the party, much less now that they have been suspended.”
“Governor Fayemi however remains unperturbed by this antics 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”.
It would be recalled that some Ekiti APC members including the political adviser to president Buhari, Femi Ojudu have come out on Friday with a suspension hammer on the governor for what they described as ” his anti party moves”.
However, Barrister Paul Omotosho, the factional chairman of the party in the state said, APC under his chairmanship is not aware of the suspension. He asked those behind the purported suspension either confirm or deny the press release in the social media.
Those who signed Fayemi’s suspension include:
1. Senator Tony Adeniyi
⁃ Senator , Ekiti South Senatorial District (2011 – 2015)
2. Senator Babafemi Ojudu
⁃ Senator , Ekiti Central Senatorial District ( 2011 – 2015 )
3. Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Senator , Ekiti South Senatorial District ( 2019- ) Former Minister of Works.
4. Congressman Bimbo Daramola, Ekiti North Federal Constituency (2011 – 2015)
5. Hon Robinson Ajiboye , Ekiti North Federal Constituency (2011 – 2015)
6. Hon Oye Ojo, Ekiti North Federal Constituency (2011 – 2015)
7. Hon ( Dr.) Adewale Omirin – Hon Speaker Ekiti State House of Assembly (2011 – 2015)