The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented what it described as ”one act of indiscipline too many”, the alleged premeditated attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari by Governor Ibikunle Amosun during the party’s presidential rally in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Monday.
Buhari and other chieftains of the party, including the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, were harassed by agents believed to have been sponsored by Amosun, during the campaign rally.
It also warned that ”it would not condone acts of indiscipline, indiscretion and anti-party activities from any party member no matter how highly placed”.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement yesterday, said perpetrators of the incident will not go unpunished, adding that decision will be taken against Amosun soon after elections
The statement read: “The party will review this gross misconduct of deliberately positioning thugs to attack and embarrass the President and the party’s leadership. The party will take a decision on this matter immediately after the elections.
“It must be stated that party supremacy and discipline according to our constitution are not matters of choice but binding principles which must be adhered to by All party members.
‘The APC is a party known for discipline, justice, fairness and equality hence any plan to destroy what this party stands for would be rejected.
“No single person will be allowed to put his personal and selfish interests ahead of the wishes of the people of Ogun state and elsewhere. Post primaries, the decision of the National Working Committee to uphold the wishes of party members is unbendable.
“Therefore, whatever means being presently deployed by persons intending to undermine the wishes of the people for personal gains will not be tolerated.
”We urge our teeming party supporters and members not to be disturbed by Monday’s condemnable incident.
“We urge all to continue trooping out enmasse for our remaining campaigns and vote massively for all and only APC candidates in the forthcoming general elections,” the party stated