The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State said it would punish those who worked against the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the just concluded 2023 general elections.
The party chairman in the state, Basil Ejidike, disclosed this while noting that APC will reward party members who contributed positively to the victory of the president-elect.
Speaking in Awka on Saturday, Ejidike said a committee would be set up to sanction all saboteurs during the last poll, stressing that the action of the members is one reason the party has not made a substantial impact in the state.
The APC chieftain also commended party candidates who contested various positions in the last election.
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.
“We must bear in mind that ours is a party with great ideology, objectives, policies, and programme and must be respected by members and leaders.
“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.”