APC suspends Ekiti Ex-governor, Segun Oni
Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress APC has suspended the immediate past Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party and former Ekiti state governor, Segun Oni, from the party indefinitely over alleged anti-party activities.
In a letter dated May 1st and addressed to Oni by the party’s executives in Oni’s Ifami Ward II, Ekiti, the party said it took the action over the failure of the party chieftain to appear before them to clear the allegations against them. The letter was signed by the Chairman and Secretary of Ifaki Ward II, Shina Akinloye and Ogunyemi Taiwo respectively as well as 24 other executive members in the ward.
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 the 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 faceoff between the former governor and the party started last year when he dragged Governor Kayode Fayemi and the party to court after the May 26, 2018 APC governorship primary. He had challenged Fayemi’s emergence as candidate and his eligibility to participate in the election.
The former governor had insisted that, going by the constitution of the party, Fayemi , being a Minister in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari ought to have resigned his post 30 days to the primary. He had also claimed that Fayemi was not qualified to contest, alleging that he had been found guilty of certain offences by a Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by former Gov. Ayo Fayose and which also banned him from holding public office for 20 years.