Ekiti APC talks tough: sanctions Presidential Adviser, Tinubu’s in-law and 9 others
THE All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has placed sanctions on key party officials including a presidential adviser, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, and 10 others for allegedly for going against directive issued by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.
The PAC Ekiti chapter formally issued an indefinite suspension order on the party leaders through a statement that was made public on September 23 in Ado Ekiti.
Other suspended by the party alongside the Presidential Adviser, Babafemi Ojudu, include son-in-law to Senator Bola Tinubu, Oyetunde Ojo; former governorship aspirant, Dr Wole Oluyede; Ayo Ajibade; Femi Adeleye; Bunmi Ogunleye; Akin Akomolafe; Bamigboye Adegoroye; Olusoga Owoeye; Dele Afolabi; and Toyin Oluwasola.
The decision to suspend the party leaders arose from the recommendations of the Investigative/Disciplinary Committee set up by the State Executive Committee(SEC) of the party to investigate those who have disobeyed the directive of NEC of 25th June, 2020 regarding taking internal party maters to court without exhausting internal party dispute resolution mechanisms.
Special Adviser to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Political Matters, has reportedly dismissed the decision ofthe committee stating that only the ward has the power to legally affect such a sanction on party members.
Mr. Ojudu insists he remains a valid member of the APC and such a decision of the state Chapter of the Party has no legally binding effect on him.
Mr. Ojudu and other affected party leaders have since issued a statement in the regard of the current matter.