The Accord Party said its chairman is involved in anti-party party activities.
The crisis rocking the Accord Party in Ondo State continued over the weekend as a faction of the party suspended its state Chairman, Ajibola Faleye.
A source told PREMIUM TIMES that the embattled chairman was suspended because of his involvement in anti-party activities and conduct inimical to the progress of the party in the state.
He was accused of having been induced financially by the ruling Labour Party to work against the petition of the Accord Party pending before the Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Akure.
Mr. Faleye was listed by the Labour Party as one of its witnesses in a petition filed by Accord Party candidate, Olawale Ojo .
The party chairman was said to have sworn on oath in favour of the ruling party at the detriment of his party’s petition before the Tribunal.
The party has now appointed its Vice-Chairman, Olarewaju Olaniyan, as its Acting Chairman.
While addressing reporters in the presence of other party leaders, the Acting Chairman urged the public to disregard comments from the former Chairman about its governorship candidate.
The party leaders claimed that the former Chairman had since decamped to the Labour Party and could no longer speak on behalf of the Party.
The party leaders displayed pictures of its primary which produced Mr. Ojo as the candidate of the party, and showing the candidate’s hand being lifted by the embattled chairman in the presence of observers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
They questioned how the chairman could lie on oath before the Election Tribunal that the party had no candidate for the October 20 election.