By Temitope Adedeji
A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has insisted that Mr. Isaacs Kekemeke is no longer the Chairman of the party in the state, since a vote of ‘No Confidence’ has been passed on him by two-third majority of the state Executives Committee (SEC) of the party.
This was contained in a press statement made available to journalists in Akure, the state capital, by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya.
The faction said due process was followed in accordance with the spirits and letters of the party’s constitution (Article 21) in removing the chairman from office.
According to Adesanya, Kekemeke’s removal is in accordance with Article 17 of the APC Constitution (as amended) on tenure of office.
He said: “Article 17 (v), which states that, subject to ratification by the National Convention or Congress, an officer shall be relieved of his post at any time if a vote of ‘No Confidence’ is passed on him by two-third of members of the relevant Party organ” and;
“Article 17 (vi): pursuant to this Constitution, where a vote of ‘No Confidence’ has been passed on an Officer, the relevant Party organ shall appoint another person to act in his place pending ratification by the National Convention or Congress.
“The party, therefore, presents Engr. Ade Adetimehin as the acting Chairman of APC in Ondo State and advised the general public, security agencies, banks/financial institutions and members of the party, to stop relating with Mr. Isaacs Kekemeke, in the capacity of his former office.
“We therefore direct the former Chairman, Hon. Isaacs Kekemeke to submit all party’s properties in his possession to the state secretary of the party or the nearest police station forthwith as we wish him good luck in all his future endeavors.”