The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ondo State on Sunday said the purported suspension of its chairman, Mr. Isaac Kekemeke was a right step in a right direction.
Kekemeke was purportedly suspended by the State Executive Committee of the party last week following his alleged lackadaisical attitude towards the affairs of the party.
The SEC then appointed a three-man fact-finding disciplinary committee to investigate the embattled chairman. The committee also appointed the Deputy Chairman of the party, Mr. Ade Adetimehin as the chairman of the party in acting capacity pending the outcome of the report of the committee.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the APC in the state, Mr. Steve Otaloro, in a statement said the suspension of Kekemeke will bring peace to the party.
The statement read, ” A flurry of activities are expected to burst forth in the party secretariat immediately as the party has been in the comatose for too long shortly before the governorship primary election of the party last year.
“While party members will wait for the outcome of the three-member disciplinary committee, it is however incontrovertible that the party and members were denied their deserved joy and celebration of victory of the last governorship election due to the inactivities of the party leadership and the failure of the suspended chairman to call for meeting of the SEC and the State Working Committee SWC for a long time owing to leadership impasse in the state chapter.
“With the unanimous appointment of Ade Adetimehin by the State Exco as Acting Chairman of APC Ondo State chapter, a new lease of life is assured for all members of the party who have long been sidelined in party activities.”
However, Kekemeke has said he was still the chairman party, saying his call for removal was the handiwork of some of his detractors in the party.
He said, “Honestly some of those guys who am told are acting this shameful script can never imagine how happy, peaceful and mentally relieving I should feel, being free from having to deal or associate with them as members of my team.”