A former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Oluwole Oluyede has escaped suspension from the party.
Oluyede was pardoned after members of the party in Ugele/Arokun ward in Ikere-Ekiti, Ikere local government area of the state unanimously passed a vote of confidence on him.
There were speculations that the State Working Committee of the party was mandated by the state Governor, Kayode Fayemi to suspend any member who opposes him for alleged anti-party activities.
The executives on Monday noted that the APC chieftain has not committed any crime to warrant any form of punishment from the party.
The executives further stated that his moral and financial support to the survival of the party in the country could not be quantified.
Recall that the party executives in Ado-Ekiti ward 8 described the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, as a worthy ambassador.
Oluyede, who contested with Fayemi during the 2018 governorship primaries and 14 other leaders of the party under the auspices of Ekiti APC Stakeholders Forum had on Sunday raised an alarm over the dwindling popularity of the party in the state, accusing governor Fayemi of acts inimical to the growth of APC.
The ward chairman, Ogunleye Ojo alongside 18 other executives in a statement released noted that they would be intimidated or induced into carrying out actions that would put the name of the party in disrepute.
Ojo noted that Oluyede has not engaged in any anti-party activities, he described him as a committed and loyal party man who ensured at all times that the party emerged victorious during elections in the state.
According to him, “Dr Oluwole Oluyede has not for once engaged in any anti-party activities or committed any unpardonable offence that warrants his suspension. We the hard-working Ugele/Arokun ward executives have jointly moved a motion and hereby pass a vote of confidence on him for his outstanding role in the party both at the local, state and national levels.”