The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State has warned its members and supporters to refrain from actions and statements capable of causing disharmony within the party.
It also frowned at unauthorised statements purportedly issued on behalf of the party by some individuals or groups within and out of the party.
The party gave the warning in a statement issued on Friday by its State Publicity Secretary, Tunde Ashaolu, in the wake of recent publications regarding the zoning of the party’s ticket for the 2023 governorship election.
“As it is expected in a democracy, individuals have the right to aspire and groups are free to advance their interests.
But we must refrain from actions and utterances that can cause disharmony within our the party,” the statement added.
On zoning of the Kwara PDP’s ticket for the next governorship election, Ashaolu said the party would announce its decision at the appropriate time after due consultation with the various organs of the party.
He added that as a party that upholds due process and inclusiveness, all interests within the party would be involved in the arrangement.
“Until then, no one is permitted to use the name or insignia of the party for press conferences or statements without the express approval from the party.
Individuals or groups can do so with their personal identities and not that of the party,” the Kwara PDP scribe noted.
He further added: “We urge our members across the State to desist from making official statement(s) on behalf of the party without authorisation.
We emphasise that no individual or group is allowed to issue a statement or speak for and on behalf of the party except authorised by the party leadership to do so.
“The party leadership will henceforth not hesitate to take appropriate disciplinary actions against any member that disobeys this directive.
Kwara PDP cautions members against issuing unauthorised statements