The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has threatened aggrieved members of the party who had resorted to legal actions to either withdraw their cases or face disciplinary actions.
In a statement issued on Monday in Abuja and signed by the National Publicity Secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party said aggrieved did not exhaust the internal mechanism for dispute resolution before heading to court.
The NWC threatened to activate the party constitutional provision to punish members whose actions are capable of undermining the party and its interest.
The statement read, “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has frowned at the actions of some Party members who have resorted to litigation as a way of addressing their perceived grievances without exhausting the party’s dispute resolution mechanism.
“This growing trend is viewed by the party as a manifest indiscipline. The actions, it should be noted, is considered as anti-party as it goes against our Party’s constitution.
“For emphasis, according to Article 20, Subsection 10 of our Party’s Constitution, offences against the Party include the following: “Filing an action in a Court of Law against the Party or any of its Officers on any matters relating to the discharge of the duties of the Party without first exhausting all avenues for redress provided for in this Constitution.”
“The Party intends to activate constitutional provisions to penalise such members as their action is capable of undermining the party and hurt the Party’s interest.”