Governor Kayode Fayemi has responded to former Works Minister Dayo Adeyeye’s recent comments about growth in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a speech, Mr Fayemi called the South West Agenda, a pressure group headed by Mr Adeyeye, a “misnomer” that was not in line with the party’s structure.
“We consider referring to himself as SWAGA chairman inside the APC to be a misnomer,” Mr Fayemi said. Maybe Adeyeye should be told that the APC has since issued statements opposing the formation of internal party groups.”
Mr Fayemi pointed out that the Lagos chapter of the APC disbanded all groups within the party into the APC structure in the state last June (2020), calling into question Mr Adeyeye’s authority to form a subgroup within the current party structure.
“One then wonders where Adeyeye and his co-travellers get their authority to float another party inside the APC, to which they are calling APC members to begin porting to.
“If this isn’t an anti-party change, we don’t know what is,” he said.
Mr Adeyeye had asked party leaders on Wednesday to put Mr Fayemi on a watch list after the governor commented on the sacking of the party’s Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ado Ward 8, Clement Afolabi, over his connection with SWAGA.
In response, Mr Fayemi’s aide Segun Dipe characterised Mr Adeyeye as a failed politician looking for relevance.