The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti State chapter has suspended the political adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Babafemi Ojudu, and 10 other chieftains of the party indefinitely.
They were suspended for allegedly disobeying the party’s directive and failure to withdraw cases instituted against the party in court.
Others suspended alongside Mr. Ojudu are Oyetunde Ojo, Wole Oluyede, Ayo Ajibade, Femi Adeleye, Akin Akomolafe, Bamigboye Adegoroye, Olusoga Owoeye Dele Afolabi, Toyin Oluwasola and Bunmi Ogunleye.
Their suspension was announced in a statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ade Ajayi in Ado Ekiti on Thursday.
The statement read in part: “The State Executive Council of the Ekiti State chapter of APC has approved indefinite suspension of the following members with immediate effect from 23rd September, 2020.
The suspension is based on the recommendation of the investigative/disciplinary committee inaugurated by SEC to investigate the disobedience of certain members to the directive of NEC of 25th June, 2020, which directed members of the party not to institute any court action and to withdraw existing cases in courts.
“The decision of SEC has been communicated to the Caretaker/extra ordinary convention planning committee of the party.”
Reacting to his suspension, Senator Ojudu said the action of the party was a nullity and of no consequences, saying the party’s SWC lacks the power to suspend any member.
“Let it be said that the only organ of the party that can try and suspend a member is the Ward. What they have done is clearly illegal. I remain a member of APC and a committed one at that. I am not like them traitors who claim to be APC and go work for PDP in Oyo and Edo”.