Ekiti 2018: Fayose Suspends Councilor, Ward Chairman Over Adeyeye Rift
The crisis rocking Ekiti State People's Democratic Party (PDP), over the succession plan of Governor Ayo Fayose took another twist on Monday.
Some PDP chieftains alleged to be loyal to former Minister of State for Works, Dayo Adeyeye, have been suspended.
Those affected by the decision, which was alleged to have been ordered by Fayose, include: an elected Councillor for Ido/Osi Ward, Abiodun Daramola; the PDP Chairman in the Ward, Sunday Ojo and seven ward women leaders from Ado-Ekiti.
The latest action already generating tension in the party is believed to be against the spirit and letter of the David Mark Reconciliation Panel on Ekiti PDP crisis.
The suspended concillor, Daramola, disclosed that some policemen stormed the council secretariat from Ido Police Station with handcuffs to effect his arrest.
“The policemen told me that they were acting under instruction from Fayose not to allow me to sit in plenary at the council legislature with my colleagues.
“I was saved the agony of being dragged to the police station because of my personal relationship with the policemen sent to effect my arrest. I later learned from my colleagues that I was being punished for being an Adeyeye boy”
But the Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) has declared the suspension of the councillor and ward executives as “illegal, unconstitutional, null and void.”
PAAM Director of Media and Publicity, Niyi Ojo, in a statement on Monday described the suspension as “a huge joke by a shameless jester,” noting that the processes for suspension are clearly spelt out in the PDP constitution.
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