Southwest APC to sanction unity forum members in Ondo for senseless attack on Bisi Akande
The All Progressives Congress in the southwest has threatened to sanction members of the Unity forum in Ondo state for dragging the name of Chief Bisi Akande into the mud.
Members of the unity forum had at their last meeting in the house of former Deputy Governor of Ondo state, Alhaji Ali Olanusi passed of vote of no confidence of Chief Akande to lead the Presidential reconciliation Committee.
The group alleged that the former Deputy Governor of Osun State is on the pay roll of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
But the Southwest chairman of the party, Bankole Oluwajana in a statement issued by the APC Zonal Publicity Secretary, Rt. Hon. Karounwi Oladapo said the party will not hesitate to sanction any erring member.
“The Party leadership will visit any member who disparages APC leaders with severe sanctions and the full weight of APC Constitution on discipline will be brought to bear on such individuals or group of persons, however how highly placed.
“APC is not a lawless party. Members can criticize and disagree with the leaders on principles and opinions but no members have the latitude to attack the personality of the leaders, assassinate their character and bring them to public ridicule”, the statement added.
Oluwajana described the attack on Chief Akande as reckless, stressing that “Chief Bisi Akande is the Foundation and Pioneer National Chairman of APC and one of the best in the South West going by his track records and spotless character. He deserves respect from all at all times.”
“The APC leadership was shocked and hugely embarrassed that a supposed member of APC can publicly cast aspersions and throw muds at Chief Bisi Akande whose greatest asset is his unblemished name and untainted integrity.
” This can only come from a member who joined APC midway and had not been indoctrinated to the ethos and tradition of the Progressives, especially in the South West, where we hold our leaders in high esteem”
The South West APC leaders thereby passed a vote of confidence on Chief Bisi Akande and its newly inaugurated National Reconciliation Committee.