The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has reacted to the statement released by the State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Party (APC), following his suspension from the party.
This came after the governor had been reported to have been recently working close by the chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall that the APC released a statement on Friday, September 25, 2020, disclosing that the governor Fayemi 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.
However, the governor described the alleged suspension by the party as a joke taken too far. In a statement released by Fayemi’s Chief Pre Secretary, Yinka Oyebode on Friday, the governor faulted the suspension, stating he remains the leader of the party in Ekiti State. He also noted that the people who are behind his suspension belonged to an “unknown group.”
The statement read: “The All Progressives Congress as a party is governed by laws. 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 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 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 these antics of the suspended members. Well-meaning members of the public, as well as members of the 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 the state.”