Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, has described his purported suspension from the All Progressives Congress (APC) by some members of the Ekiti State chapter of the party as a “joke taken too far”.
This was made known in a statement signed by Yinka Oyebode, his Chief Press Secretary, on Friday.
A faction of the APC in Ekiti State purportedly led by Senator Anthony Adeniyi, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, had on Thursday announced the suspension of Governor Fayemi for alleged anti-party activities.
But the governor insisted that those who announced his suspension are criminal impersonators who lack the official capacity to make or announce such a decision.
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 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 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.”
Those who signed the communique announcing Fayemi’s suspension are Senator Adeniyi; Senator Babafemi Ojudu; Senator Dayo Adeyeye; Bimbo Daramola, Robinson Ajiboye; Oye Ojo, Ekiti; Adewale Omirin; and Femi Adeleye.