Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has reacted to his suspension by a faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State.
The Governor, through his Chief Press Secretary, described the suspension as a joke taken too far.
Newspot reported earlier that Fayemi was suspended by the State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His suspension was confirmed in a statement signed by eight members of the executive committee on Friday.
They are Senator Tony Adeniyi, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Congressman Bimbo Daramola, Hon Robinson Ajiboye, Hon Oye Ojo, Hon (Dr) Adewale Omirin and Hon Femi Adeleye.
In his reaction to the purported suspension of Governor Kayode @kfayemi by an unknown group, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, described it as a joke taken too far.
Oyebode said the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party is governed by laws, adding that members of the group cannot hide under their recent suspension to announce a dubious suspension they lack the locus to handle.
“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 are executive members of the party at ward, Local government or state level,” he said in a statement on Friday.
“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,” the CPS said.