The Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said disciplinary actions would be taken against some of its members who sabotaged the emergence of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, during the last general elections.
The chairman of the party in the state, Basil Ejidike, disclosed this during the party’s stakeholders’ meeting in Awka, on Friday.
Ejidike said the saboteurs lacked the required commitment and sincerity expected of good party men and women, adding that those found culpable would not go unpunished.
He however noted that the party would ensure that its members who worked hard during the election were rewarded.
He said, “The party frowned at the attitude of many party executives at the various levels, alongside agents, who abdicated from their responsibilities at critical moments of the elections. I assure you that they must not go unpunished.
“On a positive note, the party acknowledges the efforts of those stakeholders who stood with the party and labored for the minimal successes recorded at the last elections. The party also commends our candidates who contested for various positions. We truly admire their zeal and determination in the face of daunting challenges and pledge to reward and carry them along.
“It is common knowledge that most of our stakeholders and members lack the required commitment and sincerity that are characteristics of good party men and women. This has adversely affected our party in no small way here in Anambra.
“Some of our leaders are culpable in this regard. These unfortunate actions of some of these leaders and stakeholders have entrenched party disloyalty and indiscipline in our chapter. The bad examples set by these disloyal leaders implicitly affect the psyche, actions, and activities of most party members, hence entrenching anti-party feelings and sentiments.”
The Chairman, who said such actions had caused the party not to make substantial impact in the state, added that the members “must bear in mind that ours is a party with great ideology, objectives, policies and programme and must be respected by members and leaders.”
He further stated that the party would constitute a committee to enforce the disciplinary decision according to the provisions of the law.
According to him, “We must, therefore, take stringent measures to save our party from extinction. Moving forward, the party has resolved, in line with Article 21.3 of our constitution, to set up a Standing Disciplinary Committee that will try all known actions and anti-party activities perpetuated against the party in the state.”