APC Suspends Segun Oni Indefinitely


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has suspended indefinitely, former governor Segun Oni from the party over alleged anti party activities.

The party, in a letter dated 1st May, 2019 and addressed to Oni, said it took the action over failure of the party chieftain to appear before the ward executive to clear the allegations.

The letter was signed by the chairman and secretary of Ifaki ward II, Shina Akinloye and Ogunyemi Taiwo, respectively and 24 other executive members in the ward.

Apart from being a former governor, Oni also served as the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party under the tenure of Chief John Oyegun.

The letter reads: ”Subject to Article 21 Subsections I, II and X of the APC constitution 2014 as amended, we undersigned executive members of the APC hereby suspend you indefinitely from our great party, based on your refusal to honour our invitation for investigation and fact finding into the allegation of anti party activities leveled against your person by the members of our party.

“We are by the copy of this letter informing both the local government and state working committee of the party for necessary information and action.”

Recalled that Oni had gone to court after the May 26, 2018 APC governorship primary to challenge Governor Kayode Fayemi’s eligibility to participate in the election.

Oni had said that going by the constitution of the party, Fayemi, being a Minister in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari, ought to resign 30 days to the primary.

Fayemi resigned in June, 2018 after the primary had been held. He later won the governorship election, by defeating the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Prof Kolapo Olusola.

But the supreme court in its judgement dismissed Oni’s suit for lack of merit, saying Fayemi didn’t breach the law by resigning after the primary.


Though, Fayemi in his reaction to the court verdict spread olive branch to Oni, with a promise to work with him to move the party forward. But some party members were said to have insisted Oni needed to be punished for disrespecting the party, by declining the Senatorial ticket and went to court to upturn Fayemi’s victory.

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