APC: El-Rufai Set To Resolve Party Crisis in Ekiti State


The All Progressives Congress, Ekiti Chapter suffered a major crisis last week when the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the party, in a statement by the Publicity Secretary Ade Ajayi, suspended Senator Babafemi Ojudu and 10 other party leaders on the grounds of alleged disobedience, which was based on their failure to withdraw the case they instituted against the party as directed by the National Executive Council of the party.

The same week, a faction of stakeholders in the party suspended Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on the grounds of engaging in anti-poverty activities. The suspensions were however, declared null and void by the Caretaker Committee of the party, which has further led to the setting up of a six-man Reconciliation Committee headed by Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State.

According to APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the cooperation of stakeholders would help achieve amicable settlement in the state. Yekini Nabena conveyed his thoughts in a statement which partly reads thus; “In line with the mandate of the APC Caretaker Committee and the President’s admonition to party members to support amicable and rancour-free settlement of internal party disputes, we call on our esteemed party members and leaders in Ekiti State to approach the Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai-led Reconciliation Committee with all issues so as to achieve amicable settlement in the state chapter.”

The Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai-led Reconciliation Committee consists of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, Gen. Lawal Jafaru Isah (rtd.), Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Gen. Muhammed Buba Marwa (rtd.) and Mr. Ini Morgan as secretary.

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