Action Alliance Takes Disciplinary Action Against Omolola
Action Alliance Party (AA) has threatened to suspend its Ekiti State governorship candidate, Shola Omolola and Segun Ibrahim, the state chairman, for endorsing the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi without the approval of the party’s national executive.
Naija News understands the planned suspension would be decided at a special meeting to be held in August to review the Ekiti governorship election.
It was also gathered that Omolola, who before the Ekiti election, had been the party’s Lagos State chairman, and the Ekiti State governorship aspirant , instructed the members to vote for the APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the eventual winner of the election.
This, the party felt, was in disregard of the party’s interest in the election and its recent Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party and 36 other parties, leading to the formation of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
Omolola Deceived Us… Plans To Remove Him As Our Lagos Chairman
The AA National Chairman, Barrister Kenneth Udeze, who confirmed the development, stressed that Omolola would face a disciplinary action to be decided at a meeting to be held in August, lamenting that they got to know about the arrangement through media reports while they were on voters’ sensitisation to Ado Ekiti recently.
He said: “We have decided to remove Omolola as our Lagos State chairman. We intend to bring in a Lagos indigene having found out recently that he is from Ekiti State. He hid that from us until the preparation for the Ekiti election.
“We will suspend him now that the Ekiti election has ended. We shall look for a loyal and committed person to handle out activities to the general elections.”
He maintained that the party would henceforth be more careful in picking its state leaders and those to carry its flag in future elections, even as it had been working assiduously to ensure that it had a good outing in the coming Osun State governorship election.