Trouble may have started too early in the house of Nigeria’s new political party, Advanced People’s Democratic Party, APDA, as it has suspended its Chairman in Ekiti, Foluke Okeya.
The decision to remove her was reached at a meeting of members of the State Working Committee of the party in Ekiti held in Ado Ekiti on Sunday.
The meeting also appointed Tunde Agbabiaka, the Deputy Chairman, to act as the Chairman.
In a letter of her suspension, signed by 24 out of 30 members of the SWC, the party leaders accused Okeya of anti-party activities and highhandedness.
Other allegations raised against Okeya include abuse of office and conducting herself in a manner likely to cause disaffection among party members.
The suspended Chairman however, dismissed the allegations, saying she was not aware of her suspension,
“I am not aware of the suspension because i have my appointment letter given to me by the national leadership of our party and not anyone of them.
“All the allegations are also false because there are no evidence to buttress them.
“I am handling the issue maturely because i am a party leader. I will not follow them to misbehave. I don’t have skeletons in my cupboard.” she said.