The APC in Ekiti state has begun moves for the possible suspension of some prominent members of the party
The Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has begun moves for the possible suspension of some party members allegedly involved in anti-party activities.
The state ruling party on Tuesday constituted an eight-member disciplinary panel to try the concerned party members for refusing to withdraw cases filed against the party and its leaders in court.
According to the party’s Director of Media and Publicity in the state, Elder Sam Oluwalana, who disclosed the development, the panel was set up in agreement with the APC National Committee.
Olowalana said; “You will recall that on the 25th June, 2020, the NEC passed a resolution directing members of the party not to institute any court action and to withdraw their cases in court in order to explore the internal conflict resolution mechanism of the party.”
This, he said, informed the directive to the state chapter to “immediately set up a disciplinary committee to commence and complete the process of suspension of the affected members from the party.”
The panel which will be headed by a former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Patrick Ajigbolamuis, was given a period of 19 days to sit and submit its reports to the national wing of the party.
Among such persons bundled to face the panel are the presidential aide, Babafemi Ojudu; Oyetunde Ojo, former governorship aspirant; Dr. Wole Oluyede; Ayo Ajibade; and Femi Adeleye.
Ojo is also the son-in-law to the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.
However, in reaction, Ojudu has laughed off the party leadership, saying it was impossible for the State Working Committee to suspend members according to the party’s constitution.
His words; “It is laughable and also against the constitution of the party because the state working committee lacks the power to suspend any member. It is only the ward that can do that. They are setting out on the path to perdition and I wish them good luck.”