The State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti has suspended Governor Kayode Fayemi and alleged that he had been recently working close by the chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to a statement issued by the party on Friday, September 25, 2020, the governor was suspended for holding meetings and associating with PDP members such as Femi Fani-Kayode, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, and the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
The statement read: “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.”
The governor was also blamed for hosting Fani-Kayode in the Ekiti government house five days before the just concluded Edo governorship election. “For five days prior to the Edo election, Gov Fayemi hosted PDP big wig Mr. Femi Fani- Kayode in the government house in Ado Ekiti. It was here they perfected the coup against our party in Edo State.
“This is the same Fani-Kayode who daily abuses President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the APC as a party as well a vital section of our country. We have evidence of that meeting.
“Fani-Kayode specifically said he has gone on his tour as part of an effort between him and Fayemi to build a cross-party alliance and few hours after leaving Ekiti he fired a shot at Asiwaju Tinubu. We also have evidence of celebration by his aides in the Ekiti government house and on social media,” added the APC statement.
Moreover, Fayemi has been reported to have been plotting to be a vice-presidential aspirant of the opposition party ahead of the 2023 elections.