Two members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state have been suspended for allegedly having affiliations with the South West Agenda for 2023, a political group that is advocating for the presidential aspiration of a former governor of Lagos, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to This Day, the affected members, Kayode Adetifa and Jide Oso, were APC members in Ward 9, Owaye Quarters, in Ayede Ekiti in the Oye Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
The suspension letters handed to the party members accused them of working against the unity of the party in the state.
The letters read in part:
“We noted from your activities in the party in the recent past that you have been working against the unity of the party even to the extent of creating a parallel ward that you named “SWAGA” within the ward.
“You sent in confirmation of your action through Mr Jide Oso, a former ward chairman on 16th May 2021 to the ward that you have created another venue for this purpose.”
A spokesperson for the party, Ade Ajayi, said disciplinary action was taken against the members because they were defying the party’s orders and dividing the party through their actions, The Sun reported.