The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, has suspended former Governor of the state, Segun Oni, for alleged involvement in anti-party activities.
The party in a letter dated 1st May and addressed to the former Governor, APC stated that it took the decision over his failure to appear before the ward executives to clear the allegations against him.
The letter addressed to Segun Oni was signed by the chairman and secretary of Ifaki ward II, Shina Akinloye and Ogunyemi Taiwo, respectively and 24 other executive members in the ward.
The APC executives in Ido /Osi local government, through its Assistant Financial Secretary and Assistant Organising Secretary, Messrs A. Suleiman and Olanrewaju Olamope, respectively signed.
The letter titled: “Suspension From All Progressives Congress Ward II, Ifaki Ekiti’ reads: ” Subject to Article 21 Subsections I, II and X of the APC constitution 2014 as amended, we undersigned executive members of the APC hereby suspend you indefinitely from our great party, based on your refusal to honour our invitation for investigation and fact finding into the allegation of anti party activities leveled against your person by the members of our party.”
“We are by the copy of this letter informing both the local government and state working committee of the party for necessary information and action.”
The party in a letter had earlier invited the former Governor of Ekiti State, to appear before a panel.
The letter reads: “We the executive members of the APC in Ifaki Ward II, hereby request your presence at the Ilero town hall, Ilogbe , Ifaki Ekiti to clear air about the allegations by members of the APC in your ward.”
“Kindly indicate by informing the APC chairman the convenient time and date to appear before members within the next seven days of the reception of this letter.”
Recall that Oni had gone to court after the governorship primary to challenge the candidacy of Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Oni has stated that in respect to the law, Fayemi as a Minister in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari should have resigned 30 days to the primary.
Fayemi resigned in June, 2018 after the primary had been held.
The supreme court had dismissed Oni’s suit for lack of merit stating that the Ekiti State Governor did not breach the law by resigning after the primary.
Fayemi had promised to work with Oni but some party members had stated that the former Governor should be punished for his action which they described as disrespecting the party.