From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Senator Jimoh Ibrahim, representing Ondo South senatorial district, over alleged anti-party activities.

Ibrahim contested the APC governorship primary election but lost to Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa. He is currently challenging Aiyedatiwa’s victory in the Federal High Court, Abuja, claiming no primary election produced Aiyedatiwa as the APC flag bearer for the November governorship election.

The ward executives of the party in Igbotako Ward 11, Okitipupa Local Government Area, suspended Ibrahim after their meeting. They alleged that his recent activities violated the party’s constitution.

They cited the lawsuit against the APC and Aiyedatiwa, as well as his involvement in anti-party activities, as reasons for the suspension.

The letter reads: “We, the members of the APC Executive Committee of Igbotako Ward Okitipupa 1, Local Government Area of Ondo State, convened a meeting on Monday, 13th May 2024. During our meeting, we deliberated extensively on various issues affecting the progress and development of our party, notably indiscipline and insubordination among some members.

“We have found Senator Jimoh Ibrahim’s actions and activities to be in violation of the party’s constitution, particularly his decision to sue the party as well as his anti-party activities. As such, we have resolved to take appropriate disciplinary actions against him as outlined in the party’s constitution.

“Senator Jimoh Folorunsho Ibrahim is hereby suspended from the All Progressives Congress (APC) with immediate effect for acts of insubordination and anti-party activities in accordance with Article 21, Section A of APC Constitution.

“It is worth recalling that the National Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, met with all Ondo State governorship aspirants on April 25, 2024, in Abuja. During the meeting, he urged them to cooperate with the party’s candidate and incumbent Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Lucky Ormisan Aiyedatiwa.

“Despite this, Senator Jimoh Folorunso Ibrahim proceeded to sue the Governor and APC, blatantly disregarding party instructions. Additionally, he has engaged in anti-party activities by urging his supporters in Igbotako and Ondo State to join NNPP, claiming he will soon receive the gubernatorial ticket from them. Senator Jimoh Ibrahim has openly declared his intention to disrupt APC before leaving the party, as evidenced by his actions in the Federal High Court in Abuja and his derogatory remarks about APC in various media outlets,” the party added.