By Chuks Ekpeneru
The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressive Congress, APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee has ordered return to status quo in it’s Ekiti State Chapter.
The squabble in the chapter on Thursday led to suspension of some members loyal to National Leader, Bola Tinubu by the faction loyal to Governor Kayode Fayemi.
In retaliation, Governor Fayemi was on Friday suspended by the anti-Fayemi faction.
Stepping into the case on Friday, the National Secretariat of the party described both suspensions as a nullity, saying the Party’s National Secretariat is yet to receive communication from the state chapter on the purported “suspensions”.
The Caretaker Committee in a press release signed by Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary advised all members to adhere to the Party constitution.
The statement said Governor Fayemi remains the leader of the party in Ekiti State.
“In line with the mandate of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee and the President’s admonition to party members to ensure and support ongoing amicable and rancour-free settlement of internal party disputes, we call on our esteemed party members and leaders in Ekiti State to be duly guided,” the statement read.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Architect Paul Omotosho-chaired APC Ekiti State Working Committee is the authentic, valid and duly recognised Executive as no factions or divisions exist in the State Chapter.”