For supposedly fraternising with the South West Agenda for 2023 (SWAGA), a political stage rooting for your Presidential aspiration of the previous Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, Ekiti chapter, has again suspended two members of the celebration.
Most troubling was the fact that this came barely two months after the Chairman of Ward 8, Ado Ekiti Local government, Mr. Clement Afolabi, was suspended within similar offence.
The suspension contained in two distinct letters, has been signed from the ward executives, including: Abejide Sola (Chairman), Bamisayo Abigeal (Women Leader), Oladipo Adekunle (Youth Leader), Fayemi Apeke (Secretary), along with Oloruntoba Bosede(Treasurer).
The letters dated May 31, 2021, stated:”We noticed from your actions in the party in the recent years that you have been working against the unity of the celebration even to the extent of producing a parallel defender that you termed”SWAGA” inside the ward.
“You sent in confirmation of your activity through Mr. Jide Oso, a former defender chairman on 16th May, 2021 to the ward which you’ve created another place for this purpose.
“You as well was encouraged to the overall Executive and leaders’ meeting on 20th May, 2021 to explain your action and you confirmed the message of Mr Jide Oso was sent by you as his principal and that you wouldn’t stop your parallel meeting for any reason.
“In view of the above reasons the overall executive of the ward fulfilled 27th May, 2021 and chose to suspend for conducting against the party (APC) Constitution till further notice”, it reads.
Responding, the APC Publicity Secretary, Hon. Ade Ajayi, said the two were disciplined by party leaders for factionalising the celebration, stating the suspension has nothing to do with SWAGA.
Ajayi, Who’s also from Ayede Ekiti, said the report by the Ward suggested that the two were sabotaging party’s orders and dividing the party through their activities
“They weren’t suspended due to SWAGA. But they’ve been dividing the celebration and all efforts to rein them failed.
“They were encouraged to shield themselves, they confirmed it and celebration supremacy needed to come to perform. Nobody is bigger than the party”, he said.