Members of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have suspended Governor Kayode Fayemi over alleged anti-party activities.
In a meeting on Wednesday, the group, which has Babafemi Ojudu as member, said Fayemi has been supporting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against his own party.
It claimed that he also played a part in the victory of Godwin Obaseki as Edo governor for a second term. In a statement made available to Newsbreak, the group said Fayemi hosted Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the PDP, where the plans for the election were perfected.
“For five days prior to the Edo elections Gov Fayemi hosted PDP big wig Mr Femi Fani- Kayode in the government house in Ado Ekiti in the run up to the Edo elections . It was here they perfected the coup against our party in Edo State. This is 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 Ekiti government house and on social media.
“We also recall his role in the gubernatorial election in Oyo State where he supported the PDP candidate to defeat the APC candidate. A second tranche of money he sent to Gov Makinde in the election was intercepted by soldiers. The courier Mr Ayo Adegbite, his Chief Protocol Officer was arrested and he immediately disowned and announced his sack . Mr Adegbite remains his aide till date.
“We also recall the support he provided a PDP candidate who challenged an APC Senator Prince Dayo Adeyeye in the Tribunal. He moved the judges to Kaduna to deliver judgement when he knew what he planned against his party was unpopular in Ekiti. We have more to tell on this betrayal and traitorous act of his. APC Senator is out of the Senate today and PDP is in. The relationship between Fayemi and Senator Olujimi of PDP , the beneficiary of his treachery is known to all in Ekiti State.
“We also recall his resort to court when majority of party members nominated late Senator Abiola Ajimobi for Deputy National Chairman of the party. He fought Ajimobi till death,” the statement read.
The group said Fayemi’s continued closeness with the PDP is a bid to get the vice presidential slot of the party in 2023 if his presidential ambition fails to materialise under the APC.
The group also named Tony Adeniyi as the rightful action chairmam of the SEC.
“The committee seating also agreed to begin bridge building across our members, statewide and nationally, and set up a special intervention committee, APC Majeobaje Working Group, to be led by Prince Bamgboye Adegoroye, and six other individuals from across our great state. That working group will henceforth do the hard work of rebuilding APC in Ekiti state and prevent the oncoming annihilation of our party if we take no action at the upcoming polls,” the statement added.
The statement was signed by Tony Adeniyi, Babafemi Ojudu, Dayo Adeyeye, Bimbo Daramola, Robinson Ajiboye, Oye Ojo, Adewale Omirin and Femi Adeleye.