EKITI, AUGUST 21, 2017 – Barely a week after it expelled some staunch members, the newly registered Advanced People’s Democratic Party (APDA) has suspended its Ekiti state chairman, Mrs. Foluke Okeya.
The party which had been suspected to be alternate People’s Democratic Party (PDP) sacked three members, including one of its founder and media guru, Chief Reymond Dokpesi.
PDP was in deep crisis when some of its mainstream members filed and secured registration of APDA.
The decision to remove OKeya was reached at a meeting of members of the chapter’s State Working Committee held in Ado Ekiti on Sunday0
The meeting also appointed Mr. Tunde Agbabiaka, the Deputy Chairman, to act as the state chairman.
The letter of her suspension, signed by 24 out of 30 members of the State Working Committee, the party leaders accused Okeya of anti-party activities and highhandedness.
Other allegations raised against Okeya include abuse of office and conducting herself in a manner likely to cause disaffection among party members.
But when contacted, the suspended state chairman dismissed the allegations, saying she was not aware of her suspension,
“I am not aware of the suspension because I have my appointment letter given to me by the national leadership of our party and not anyone of them.
“All the allegations are also false because there are no evidence to buttress them.
“I am handling the issue maturely because I am a party leader. I will not follow them to misbehave maturely. I don’t have skeletons in my cupboard.” she said.