Amid reports that the aggrieved five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, commonly called the G5, met with Bola Tinubu, the presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday in London, United Kingdom (UK) and may officially endorse the opposition candidate in the next few days, the PDP has threatened to sanction the disgruntled governors for anti-party activities.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba said the party would apply relevant provisions of its constitution when the need arose.
According to him, all members, including the governors – Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Okezie Ikepeazu of Abia state, and Samuel Ortom of Benue state – are aware of this.
Punch quotes Ologunagba as saying: “The PDP is a party of constitution, rules and procedures. We don’t react to speculations.
“In taking decisions, we look at the our party constitution in relation to issues. Whatever happens, it is the constitution that will guide the action we will take.
“These governors are conversant with the PDP constitution having sworn to uphold it.
“If they take that action (endorse a rival presidential candidate), we will take a decision in line with the provisions of the constitution.
“They have contributed to the success of the party and they have also benefited immensely from the party.
“They should know that the provisions of the constitution are applicable to every member of the party.
“Reconciliation is not 100m dash but a marathon. We hope they will realize this and embrace the party for good.”
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