The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State , Chief Gboyega Oguntuwase , has berated the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress and the state governor, Kayode Fayemi , for suspending a former governor of the state , Chief Segun Oni .
Oguntuwase, who said the suspension was a fallout of lack of internal democracy and absence of liberty , alleged that it was part of Fayemi ’ s ploy to silence opposition within the APC.
He spoke with journalists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Monday .
He said , “Fayemi has distanced a few people in the APC away – Oni ; Presidential Adviser on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu ; and everybody he feels can offer quality advice .
“ This is torturing opposition within the APC. ”
Oni was suspended for allegedly not honouring the invitation of the party in his ward
He was invited to answer questions bordering on allegations of anti – party activities .
Oguntuwase added , “ As Ekiti people who are concerned with whatever happens within the political space of the state , we disagree totally with every situation that will not allow for internal democracy and liberty within the APC.
“ When a man says this is my opinion concerning whether you are entitled to contest or not, then he is entitled to suspension and maybe consequent expulsion .
What is the sin of Ojudu ? He wanted to be governor too. What stops him , what disqualifies him from being Ekiti governor?
“ Let people decide . These are people that played critical roles in the first term of Fayemi . ”
But the state APC Deputy Chairman , Sola Elesin , said the PDP should stop dabbling into other party ’ s internal affairs .
He said , “ They (PDP leaders ) are not in the right perspective to know whether we have internal democracy in our party .
“ Are we members of the same political party or are we operating on the same level ?
We have our constitution which we follow and they have theirs.
Why do they need to dabble into our own internal affair ?”