OVERVIEW OF: Ekiti Party Crisis: APC Gives El-Rufai, Others Fresh Appointment (Full List)
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a six-member high-level reconciliation committee for the party’s Ekiti State Chapter.
The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee approved the high-level reconciliation committee.
The committee chaired by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai was inaugurated by the Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
Below is the full membership of the reconciliation committee as made available to Naija News in a statement on Tuesday by Yekini Nabena, APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary.
1. H.E. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai – *Chairman*
2. Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase
3. Gen. Lawal Jafaru Isah (Rtd.)
4. H.E. Owelle Rochas Okorocha
5. Gen. Muhammed Buba Marwa (Rtd.)
6. Mr. Ini Morgan – *Secretary*
The party statement noted that: “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.”
Naija News recalls in the crisis currently rocking the APC in Ekiti State, a faction of the party loyal to Governor Kayode Fayemi suspended President Muhammadu Buhari’s adviser, Babafemi Ojudu.
The spokesperson of the faction, Ade Ajayi, on Thursday, disclosed that Senator Babafemi Ojudu; son-in-law to Senator Bola Tinubu, Oyetunde Ojo; former governorship aspirant, Dr Wole Oluyede; Ayo Ajibade, Femi Adeleye, Chief Akin Akomolafe; Bamigboye Adegoroye; Olusoga Owoeye; Dele Afolabi; Toyin Oluwasola and Bunmi Ogunleye have all been suspended.
Hours later, in obvious reaction to the first set of suspensions, another faction led by Senator Tony Adeniyi, suspended Governor Kayode Fayemi over alleged anti-party activities.
In its reaction, the national APC denied the alleged suspension of Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi in a statement by Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary APC, saying the actions are a nullity as the Party’s National Secretariat is yet to receive communication from the state chapter on the purported “suspensions”.
Nabena, therefore, strongly urged all members of the party to adhere strictly to the party’s constitution.