- President Buhari's aide, Babafemi Ojudu, has been suspended by the APC
- Ojudu was suspended indefinitely by the Ekiti state chapter of the ruling party along with 10 others
- The president's aide and the other party members were suspended for allegedly disobeying the party’s directive
The Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Babafemi Ojudu, the political adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari and 10 other chieftains indefinitely for allegedly disobeying the party’s directive.
According to Premium Times, Ojudu alongside Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's in-law, Oyetunde Ojo, and 9 others were suspended for allegedly failing to withdraw cases instituted against the party in court.
Ade Ajayi, the state party’s publicity secretary in a statement revealed that the suspension is based on the recommendation of the investigative/disciplinary committee
The disciplinary committee inaugurated by the SEC investigated the disobedience of the party members to the National Executive Committee (NEC) back in June which directed the chieftains not to institute any court action and to withdraw existing cases in court.
However, Ojudu in reaction to the suspension said he and the others remain members of the ruling party.
The president's aide speaking on behalf of the suspended members in an interview with the news publication accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of being responsible for the suspension.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the crisis rocking the Ekiti state chapter of the APC took another twist as the party set up an eight-member disciplinary committee to probe Tinubu's in-law, and 11 others over alleged anti-party activities.
This was disclosed in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti state on Tuesday, September 15, by a member of the panel and APC’s director of media and publicity, Sam Oluwalana.
He said the committee was set up to invite and query them for their alleged recalcitrant posture.
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