Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has dismissed his purported suspension by a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC), insisting that he is the leader of the party in the state.
Governor Fayemi was reacting to reported removal from the party by a faction of the APC in the state, on Friday.
Reacting through his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, the governor said the aggrieved Ekiti APC leaders, led by Sen. Tony Adeniyi, were unknown to the party, describing it as “a joke taken too far.”
The governor maintained that the leaders had been suspended in accordance with the party’s constitution and that they lacked the power to announce the suspension of the governor.
According to him, “While one would have dismissed their claims as another failed attempt to polarise the party in the state, it is also important to put it on record that the action of the group smacks of criminal impersonation as none of those who signed the purported suspension letter are executive members of the party at ward, Local government or state level.
“The action is but a joke taken too far as they never had such power they want to arrogate to themselves while they were members of the party, much less now that they have been suspended.
“Dr Kayode Fayemi remains the indisputable leader of the APC in Ekiti State.”
Mr. Oyebode also said that Governor Fayemi would not be distracted in his efforts at giving back to the people the dividends of democracy and restoring the lost values of Ekiti.
He called on the public and members of the party to disregard the purported suspension of the governor, saying “it only exists in the imagination of members of the group.”