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PDP vows to sanction members engaged in anti-party activities

Obi (Nasarawa) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will set up a committee to sanction its members who engage in anti-party activities during the general elections, an official has said, an official has said.

Alhaji Yusuf Ayitogo, the National Vice Chairman of the party for the North-Central Zone, announced this on Saturday in an interview .
Ayitogo spoke against the backdrop of the low performance of his party in the state during the April 9 National Assembly elections.

The ruling party in Nasarawa lost one senatorial seat and three federal constituencies to the opposition Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

Ayitogo said the party had learnt its lessons and had made corrections, adding that some members of the party engaged in anti-party activities in the state during the polls.

“A committee will be set up at the end of the elections to assess the roles played by members and anyone found to have engaged in any act deemed inimical to the party will be appropriately sanctioned in line with the party’s constitution,” he said.

He also decried the attitude of Nigerian politicians for crying foul whenever they lost an election, describing the situation as “unfortunate”.

Ayitogo advised politicians to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship as demonstrated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Dimeji Bankole, who conceded defeat and congratulated his opponent when he lost in his bid for a second term.

He also commended INEC for restoring the hope of Nigerians in the electoral process, saying that the 2011 elections had been generally adjudged to be credible. (NAN)


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