- The crises in the APC Ekiti chapter deepened as an alleged plot to suspend a top aide of President Buhari backfired
- Party executives in Senator Babafemi Ojudu's ward in Ado-Ekiti allegedly initiated the process of suspension against him
- Other APC ward executives acted contrary to the alleged plot and passed a vote of confidence in Ojudu
As the battle for leadership intensifies within the All Progressive Congress (APC), the crisis rocking the Ekiti state chapter of the party took a new turn on Wednesday, June 24.
According to a report by The Nation, an alleged plot to suspend Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters backfired.
APC executives and party leaders in Ojudu's ward 8, Ado-Ekiti reportedly went against the state party's working committee to initiate the process of suspension against the presidential aide over alleged insubordination.
Ojudu had earlier raised an alarm that party members were allegedly working on the instructions of Governor Kayode Fayemi to begin the suspension process.
However, instead of suspending Ojudu, the ward executives acted contrary to the alleged plot and passed a vote of confidence in him.
While insisting that Ojudu has not committed any offence to warrant suspension, the state executives described him as a loyal APC chieftain.
Ado Ekiti APC Ward 8 chairman, Clement Afolabi, on behalf of party executives in a statement noted that no amount of intimidation would make them suspend Ojudu.
Afolabi went on to add that the survival of the party should remain the priority of genuine leaders.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that on Monday, June 22, Ojudu accused a key party leader of leading thugs to attack his residence.
The special adviser to President Buhari on political matters alleged that the APC vice-chairman in Ado-Ekiti local government area of Ekiti state led an attack by thugs on his residence.
The presidential aide made the allegation in a statement he issued on Monday. Ojudu claimed that the APC vice chair, Sola Elesin, led the thugs to attack his guard and broke into his Ado-Ekiti home.
In other news, Ojudu and the Ekiti state government engaged in a war of words over Governor Fayemi's alleged poor performance.
The senator disclosed this in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, June 10, during a phone chat with newsmen. The chieftain of the ruling APC also noted that all indicators of good governance in the last two years were in the negative mode.
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