The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Oyetunde Ojo, son-in-law to the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, and nine others over alleged anti-party activities in the state.
Others suspended by the party were: former governorship aspirant, Dr Wole Oluyede; Ayo Ajibade, Femi Adeleye, Akin Akomolafe; Bamigboye Adegoroye; Olusoga Owoeye; Dele Afolabi; Toyin Oluwasola and Bunmi Ogunleye.
Ojo was said to be the husband to Iyaloja-General and chairman, Lagos State Market Board, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo and a former member of the House of Representatives.
The party, through a statement signed by its publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, said that the indefinite suspension imposed on the affected party members was based on recommendation of the eight-man investigative/disciplinary committee inaugurated by State Executive Committee (SEC) to investigate flagrant disobedience of APC members to the National Executive Committee (NEC) directives three months ago.
In the statement released to newsmen on Thursday, the party argued that the disciplinary committee chaired by a former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Patrick Ajigbolamu, was inaugurated in line with the decision of the APC NEC directives.
The statement reads: “The State Executive Committee (SEC) of the Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the indefinite suspension of the following members from the party with immediate effect from today, September 23rd, 2020.
“The suspension is based on the recommendation of the investigative/disciplinary committee inaugurated by the SEC to investigate the disobedience of certain party members to the National Executive Committee (NEC) of 25th of June 2020, which directed members of the party not to institute any court action and to withdraw existing cases in court. The decision of the SEC has been communicated to the caretaker/Extra-ordinary planning convention committee”, the stated added
Earlier, APC State Director of Media and Publicity, Elder Sam Oluwalana, expressed disappointment that despite entreaties, some party members refused to comply which informed the move by the state chapter of the party set up a disciplinary committee to commence and complete the process of suspension of the affected members from the party.
He 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.”