The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up an eight-man disciplinary committee to query party members who have refused to withdraw cases filed against the party and its leaders in court.
Sam Oluwalana, the Ekiti APC Director of Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Oluwalana, the committee will be chaired by a former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Patrick Ajigbolamu.
The Ekiti APC Media Director explained that the constitution of the disciplinary committee is in line with the decision of the APC Caretaker Committee, which asked all aggrieved members of the party to settle their differences through the internal party mechanisms rather than the law court.
“You will recall that on the 25th June, 2020, the NEC passed a resolution directing members of the party not to institute any court action and to withdraw their cases in court in order to explore the internal conflict resolution mechanism of the party,” Oluwalana said.
Some of the erring members listed include Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters; Oyetunde Ojo, a son-in-law to the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu; Wole Oluyede, a former governorship aspirant, Ayo Ajibade; and Femi Adeleye.
He said the Ekiti APC state chapter decided to “immediately set up a disciplinary committee to commence and complete the process of suspension of the affected members from the party”, who have despite entreaties refused to comply with the directive from the party’s national headquarters.
The disciplinary committee is to complete the assignment in 19 days and forward the proceedings and records to the national body.
In his response, Ojudu said: “It is laughable and also against the constitution of the party because the state working committee lacks the power to suspend any member. It is only the ward that can do that. They are setting out on the path to perdition and I wish them good luck.”