The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti on Wednesday warned its members against hate speech in their campaigns ahead of the 2018 governorship elections.
Mrs Kemi Olaleye, the party Deputy Chairman in Ekiti, also warned against politics of bitterness that could ruffle the party cohesion ahead of the party primaries.
Olaleye, in a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun, gave the warning while addressing party members at the secretariat in Ado-Ekiti.
She also called for unity and comradeship among members, particularly the aspirants, urging them to ensure that their campaigns were issue-based.
Olaleye said that the party would not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions against any erring member.
The deputy chairman said she was worried about the series of attacks in the social media, adding that such development should stop henceforth.
She commended the aspirants that had so far visited the party secretariat to declare their interest.
Olaleye said that so far, no fewer than eight aspirants from different parts of the state had visited the party secretariat to indicate their interest to contest the governorship seat.
“Therefore, the purported publication in some media that only one aspirant visited the state office of our party is not true.
“It will pay us if party leaders and members can remain in unity and lend support to strengthen the party for victory in the coming elections.
“The party office is open to all members, and as officers of the party, we are always available to serve the interest of the party and the party members,” Olaleye said.