A former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the suspension of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and ally, from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Igbere TV had on Friday broke the news of the suspension of Gov Fayemi by a faction of the Ekiti APC led by Senator Tony Adeniyi, over alleged anti-party activities.
The APC said the governor was suspended due to “his numerous anti-party activities, especially his role in the recently concluded governorship election in Edo state” which saw the party losing out in the contest.
The party claimed that five days before the Edo election, Governor Fayemi hosted PDP big wig Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode in the government house in Ado-Ekiti and planned a coup against Edo APC.
“This is same Fani-Kayode who daily abuses President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the APC as a party as well a vital section of our country. We have evidence of that meeting.
“Fani-Kayode specifically said he has gone on his tour as part of an effort between him and Fayemi to build a cross-party alliance and few hours after leaving Ekiti he fired a shot at Asiwaju Tinubu”, APC alleged.
But reacting in a statement made available to Igbere TV, on Friday, Fani-Kayode said suspending Gov Fayemi from the APC over his visit to him in Ekiti was absurd.
“Governor Kayode Fayemi is a loyal member of the APC whilst I am in PDP. Accusing him of “anti-party activities” & attempting to suspend him from his party simply because I visited him to discuss national & SW issues is absurd.
“Is it “anti-party” to meet with a friend of over 30 years? Is it “anti-party” to try and find ways to enhance national unity and cohesion?
“Is it “anti-party” to apttempt to engender peace in our nation & to build bridges across regional, ethnic, religious and party lines? Is it “anti-party” to practice politics without bitterness?
“We must accept the fact that talking to those thet we do not agree with politically is something that ought to be encouraged. Politics is not war!”, the ex-Aviation minister added.