Dayo Johnson Akure
ANOTHER crisis is brewing within the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State as a vote of no confidence was yesterday passed on its state chairman, Hon. Isaac Kekemeke.
The State Executive Committee, SEC, of the party which hammered the state chairman directed the Deputy state chairman, Ade Adetimehin to step in. The Party’s Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya said the chairman was axed for “failing to discharge his responsibilities, neglect and dereliction of duty, among other offences .
Adesanya said, “The State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, on this day, June 1st, 2017, unanimously passed a vote of no confidence on the State Chairman, Hon. Isaacs Kekemeke.
According to Abayomi this was as a result of his failure “ to discharge his responsibilities, neglect and dereliction of duty, among other offences, in compliance with Article 21(D)(vi), of the Constitution of the APC, (October 2014 as amended).
“A three-man fact-finding disciplinary committee has been set up to investigate the former Chairman.
He added that Ade Adetimehin has unanimously been chosen to act as the state chairman forthwith, pending the outcome of report of the three-man disciplinary committee.
The SEC of the party said that a “Three-man disciplinary committee composed of Abayomi Adesanya, Chairman; Rasheed Badmus, member and Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, Secretary has been inaugurated.
It will be recalled that the crisis within the party started before the last governorship election in the state.
The state chairman’s support for Dr Segun Abraham against that of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu pitched him against many of the party leaders who have been calling for his removal.