APC members challenging Buni’s leadership in court may be sanctioned – Obahiagbon

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A former member of the House of Representatives, Patrick Obahiagbon, has said that members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman Caretaker/ Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the party may be sanctioned according to the constitution of the party.

Obahiagbon said this in an interview at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja, on Friday.

The former federal lawmaker, who was at the secretariat to address journalists on the achievements of the CENCPC, explained that the party’s constitution was clear on the fate that awaits members who go to court without first exhausting the internal conflict resolution mechanism of the party, reports Punch Newspapers.

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He said, “The APC has a constitution and the party’s constitution is quite clear on issues that have to do with the necessity of members of this political party to exhaust all domestic remedies.

“As to what the sanction would be, for any member of this party who has fallen short of respecting the party’s constitution, not only with regard to taking the CECPC to court, the constitutional provision is to the effect that disciplinary sanctions will have to start from the ward of such members.

“Disciplinary actions will have to go to the ward, local government, states before it comes to the National Secretariat.

“So, the CECPC will not by itself discipline any member of the political party that has not been (sanctioned) from ward, local government, state and to national secretariat.”

“All I can tell you is that, when all such activities have passed through the democratic rigours and get the national secretariat, this CECPC, under the able leadership of Governor Mai-Mala Buni, will not shake in its responsibility constitutional onus, it will dispense justice to all manner of men without fear or favour and in a very transparent modus,”Obahiagbon added.

He urged party members who were aggrieved aftermath the unfavorable circumstances of the last ward congresses to approach the appeal committees to seek redress.

Recall that only on Thursday, 100 members of the party went to court to seek the dissolution of the Buni-led committee.

This is aside five other pending lawsuits in various courts across the nation.

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