The national body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nullified all the suspensions and counter suspension among members of the Ekiti state chapter of the party.
The New Diplomat had reported that a faction loyal to Governor Kayode Fayemi, had announced the suspension of 12 members of the party, including Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters.
On Friday, another faction of the APC in the state led by Senator Tony Adeniyi also suspended Governor Fayemi, accusing him of anti-party activities and hobnobbing with the Peoples Democratic Pary (PDP).
Meanwhile, Mr Yekini Nabena, deputy publicity secretary of the party issued a statement, Friday, on behalf of the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, cancelling all the suspensions.
The Caretaker Committee declared the suspensions from both sides as “nullity”, asking party members to adhere to the constitution of the APC.
The Committee also insisted that Governor Fayemi remains the leader of the party in the state.
“The attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a purported and widely-reported “suspension” of the Governor of Ekiti State, H.E. Kayode Fayemi as well as an earlier reported “indefinite suspension” of some other party members in the state.
“The actions are a nullity as the Party’s National Secretariat is yet to receive communication from the state chapter on the purported “suspensions”. We strongly advise all members to adhere to our Party constitution.
“Governor Kayode Fayemi remains the leader of the party in Ekiti State.
“In line with the mandate of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee and the President’s admonition to party members to ensure and support ongoing amicable and rancour-free settlement of internal party disputes, we call on our esteemed party members and leaders in Ekiti State to be duly guided.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Architect Paul Omotosho-chaired APC Ekiti State Working Committee is the authentic, valid and duly recognised Executive as no factions or divisions exist in the State Chapter,” the statement read.