The Ekiti State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has suspended the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters to Babafemi Ojudu, son-in-law to Senator Bola Tinubu, Oyetunde Ojo, former governorship aspirant, Dr. Wole Oluyede; Ayo Ajibade; Femi Adeleye and six other chieftains of the party indefinitely.
Others suspended are Akin Akomolafe, Bamigboye Adegoroye, Olusoga Owoeye Dele Afolabi, Toyin Oluwasola and Bunmi Ogunleye.
In a statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, the suspension is based on the recommendation of the investigative and disciplinary committee inaugurated by the State Executive Council to investigate the disobedience of certain party members to the National Executive Committee, NEC of 25th of June 2020, which directed members of the party not to institute any court action and to withdraw existing cases in court.
However, speaking on behalf of the suspended members, Senator Babafemi Ojudu in a statement says Governor Kayode Fayemi is behind the suspension and only the Ward Chapters of the affected members could sanction them, not the State Executive Council
The crisis in the APC in Ekiti State has been on since 2018, and last week, the party summoned Senator Ojudu and 11 others to appear before a disciplinary panel over the same allegations, but the erring 12 members refused to appear before the panel.