Ahead of the 2023 elections, the African Action Congress (AAC), Oyo State Chapter has expelled its gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Kehinde Okedara from the party.
The Chairman of the party in the state, Comrade Kayode Babayomi, in a letter addressed to Okedara, on Wednesday, said he was expelled for insubordination, anti-party activities and violation of the party’s constitution.
Babayomi said the State Working Committee (NWC) of the party made the decision on February 21st, 2023, following Okedara refusal to respond to the query issued to him at the appropriate time.
The letter reads: “Following the Party’s query to you dated the 16th of February 2023 and the request to explain within 24 hours, (which you responded to after the 24 hour window had expired) giving your reasons why disciplinary actions should not be taken against you, we acknowledge your response dated 18/2/2023 and you also acknowledged the state working committee resolutions dated 21/02/2023 (which you didn’t respond to till 24 hours window expired).”
“However, after deep examination of your activities by the party executives, it was noted that the way you were handling our party affairs was not in line with rule of conduct as ourparty constitution stipulates.
“You also did not recognize the leadership of the executives, but attempted to hoist on the party elements identified as usurpers of our party.
“You also did not recognize or promote the Chairman and presidential candidate of our great party Omoyele Sowore, just to mention a few of your infractions.
“The SEC finds you guilty of insubordination and anti-party activities that are not only contrary to Section 10(a), (b) and (c) of the Party’s Constitution but are punishable under Section 80, Sub-section 2 (a), (b), (c) (d) and (e).
“Consequently, the State Executive Committee relying on the power vested in it by Section 81, Sub-Section 3 and in line with Section 81, Sub-section 2 (a) of the Constitution of the Party, hereby expel you from the Party with immediate effect.
“You are therefore advised to cease from further transactions on behalf of the Party as the African Action Congress will not be held liable over any breach or infraction.
“You may wish to appeal this decision as guaranteed by the Party’s Constitution.”