Ekiti APC suspends Ojudu indefinitely

Senator Babafemi Ojudu

Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the special adviser to the president on political matters Babafemi Ojudu and 10 others indefinitely for alleged anti-party activities.

The suspension followed the recommendation of a 10-member disciplinary panel led by Patrick Ajigbolamu after Ojudu and the others refused to withdraw legal suits against the party.

Ekiti APC spokesman Ade Ajayi in a statement on Thursday said the disciplinary action was taken against Ojudu and others for defying the party’s directive.

Others suspended alongside Ojudu include Ayo Ajibade, Oyetunde Ojo, Femi Adeleye, Bunmi Ogunleye, Akin Akomolafe, Bamigboye Adegoroye, Wole Oluyede, Olusoga Owoeye, Dele Afolabi and Toyin Oluwasola.

“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 statement read.

“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 their suspension, Ojudu and others in a statement said the action of the party was a nullity, adding that the party’s state working committee lacks the power to suspend any member.

They also accused Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi of masterminding their suspension.