- Governor Fayemi has reacted to his suspension by a faction of the APC in Ekiti State
- Fayemi who spoke through his media aide described the suspension as a joke taken too far
- The Ekiti state governor said those who purportedly suspended him are not executive members of the party at any level
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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has reacted to his suspension by a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
In a statement by his chief press secretary, Yinka Oyebode, Governor Fayemi described the faction that suspended him as "an unknown group".
He also said the purported suspension is a joke taken too far.
Oyebode said the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party is governed by laws, adding that members of the group cannot hide under their recent suspension to announce a dubious suspension they lack the locus to handle.
The media aide said:
"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."
He urged members of the public, as well as members of APC, to disregard the news of the purported suspension as it only exists in the imagination of members of the group.
According to Oyebode:
"Dr Kayode Fayemi remains the indisputable leader of the APC in Ekiti state."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the factional State Executive Committee of the APC in Ekiti State said it suspended Governor Fayemi for alleged anti-party activities.
A statement by the faction signed by Senator Tony Adeniyi, Senator Babafemi Ojudu and others accused Governor Fayemi of working against the APC in the recently concluded governorship election in Edo State.
The faction accused Fayemi of conniving with a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani- Kayode, to "perfect the coup against" APC in Edo State.
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