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Friday, July 10, 2020

Crisis looms @Lagos APC: Party vows to sanction members behind court action - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State branch of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has warned members that anyone found behind the court case against the National Caretaker Committee will face sanctions, reports 
ITREALMS.

“We have seen a report in a national newspaper that a purported APC member in Lagos State had instituted a case at a Federal High Court, against the party’s National Caretaker Committee,” a press statement from the party available to 
ITREALMS read.

They also believed the person who instituted the suit is not a member of their party because it is highly doubtful that a bonafide member of the APC in Lagos in good standing would initiate such an action.

“we will, however, investigate the matter,” Lagos APC Chairman, Hon Tunde Balogun, was quoted as saying.

He reiterated the stance of the APC in Lagos that “No party member should file a court action regarding the recent National Executive Committee meeting of the party in Abuja particularly if that person has not even sought to initiate internal conflict resolution processes to resolve any dispute they may have with the NEC decisions.”

He said that filing any such legal action is clearly against the spirit and letter of the party constitution, which prohibits legal action before a member exhausts all internal resolution mechanisms.

“Our resolve against institution of any court case by any member is in consonance with the constitution of the party,” he said.

Balogun insisted that Lagos APC will not turn a blind eye to the flouting of the constitution in this manner.

“We are trying to restore order and decorum to the party and thus no member should seek to sow confusion. Any party member involved in the institution of any such case should withdraw the case from court forthwith. Failure to do so, will subject that party member to sanctions enumerated in the constitution, which may include suspension or expulsion.

“No party can flourish when members engage in instituting frivolous court cases for the sole purpose of causing disunity and turmoil. This is an act of gross indiscipline which cannot be sustained and which we will not allow.”

Ayo Midele/Editor

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