Hours after the National Headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) declared his suspension by a faction of the party in Ekiti State a nullity, Governor Kayode Fayemi boasted that his purported suspension was “a joke taken too far”.
Fayemi faulted his purported suspension by unknown group to the party.
His reaction was contained in a statement titled ‘Governor Fayemi’s purported suspension: A joke taken too far” issued Friday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode.
He said, “The All Progressives Congress as a party is governed by laws. Members of the group cannot hide under their recent suspension to announce a dubious suspension they lack the locus to handle.
“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.
“Governor Fayemi however remains unperturbed by these antics of the suspended members.
“Well-meaning members of the public as well as members of the APC are urged to disregard the news of the purported suspension as it only exists in the imagination of members of the group.
“Fayemi remains the indisputable leader of the APC in the state.”