Ekiti APC Youths Chides Fayemi Over Ojudu’s Appointment
Youths in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, under the aegis of Ekiti APC Youths Congress (EAYC) has described the change of Senator Babafemi Ojudu’s appointment from Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President to Special Adviser on Political Matters to the Vice President as the handiwork of the Minister of Solid Minerals and former governor of the State, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
The youths, which warned Fayemi to desist from working against the
interest of Ekiti State APC leaders that do not belong to his ‘Eyi
Yato’ group, disclosed that as at Monday, Senator Ojudu was pencilled
down as Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President, a
position they described as cabinet ranked and that it was Fayemi that
insisted that Senator Ojudu could not be trusted to be totally loyal
to the President being one of the strongest allies of Senator Bola
Reacting to Senator Ojudu’s appointment, the youths said in a
statement signed by their Convener and Secretary, Mr Tope Ogunkuade
and Comrade Tunji Adeleye, that they were happy that efforts by Fayemi
to outrightly frustrate the appointment failed.
“Even though what our leader, Senator Babafemi Ojudu was pencilled
down for was Political Adviser to the President, we are happy that at
least, his contributions to the election of President Buhari was
recognised,” the youths said.
While urging Fayemi to stop seeing those in the Action Group APC as
opponents that must be crushed, the EAYC said standing against
appointments of leaders like Senator Ojudu was not in the interest of
Ekiti State and the APC.
They congratulated Senator Ojudu, urging him to not to relent in his
efforts to revive the APC in Ekiti State.
EAYC reiterated its support for the South Senatorial District to
produce the next governor of the State.
“As we have said before, it remains our position that our leaders
should restore unity back to the party and work towards producing a
viable governorship candidate from the South Senatorial district.
“We should focus our attention on notable leaders of our party from
the South Senatorial district like Oluomo Yemi Adaramodu, Rt. Hon Femi
Bamisile, Hon Kayode Babade, Ayoleke Adu, Senator Tony Adeniyi,
Senator Gbenga Aluko and others that have declared interest in the
governorship,” they said.