Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has said that he still remains the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
This news medium reports that the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the party had suspended the governor and the state executives for alleged anti-party activities.
The SEC accused Fayemi of working with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state to defeat the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in last Saturday’s governorship election.
But in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, Governor Fayemi described his purported as “a joke taken too far.”
Fayemi said the APC is governed by laws, stating members of the group cannot hide under their recent suspension to announce a dubious suspension they lack the locus to handle.
The statement reads: “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 were 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.
“Governor Fayemi however remains unperturbed by this antics of suspended members.
“Well- meaning members of the public as well as members of APC are urged to disregard the news of the purported suspension as it only exists in the imagination of members of the group.
“Dr Kayode Fayemi remains the indisputable leader of the APC in Ekiti State.”