Former house of representative member and Director General of Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organization, Opeyemi Bamidele has warned that All Progressives Congress in Ekiti state is not free from crisis like other political parties in Nigeria.
It will be recalled that Fayemi appointed Bamidele as his Director General for July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state.
There was media report on Monday that the runner up at the party primary election and a former Governor of the state, Segun Oni has approached court to challenge Fayemi’s legality to contest in the primary election because he was a member of the Federal Executive Council as a Minister of Mines and Steel.
He stated the party constitution that stipulates that an aspirant must resign from an appointive position thirty days before the primary election.
In a statement released on Thursday by Bamidele he said ” the door of the party is open to entertain complaints”.
“We are not ruling out the possibility of people having some ill-feelings about certain issues in our party, but that should not degenerate to the level where people can act as fifth columnists in their own party,” he said.
“Ekiti APC can’t be immuned from crisis just like every other parties because we have diverse backgrounds and our temperaments differ in the way we handle issues. Let me say this, the doors of the party are wide open to entertain complaints and trash them in the interest of everybody.
“This is not the time to suspect anyone unduly. We should see ourselves as one big family and prevent anyone from hiding under social media to break our ranks.
“As the leader of Fayemi’s campaign for this election, we are ready to work with everybody and urge the leaders of all committees working within our campaign structures to be receptive to everybody and refrain from act that can lead to rancor and polarization before this election.”
Bamidele recalled how Fayemi, in his acceptance address after clinching the party’s ticket, expressed his willingness to work with all groups within the party.
“We are not going into this race with divided mind. We are going into this election to win and we are rest assured that all our members will contribute to this victory,” he added.