The Peoples Democratic Party has threatened to deal with its members in Anambra State who refuse to withdraw the cases they have in court against the party.
A statement on Thursday by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Barrister Tony Okeke, said the position was arrived at after a stakeholders meeting ahead of the gubernatorial election in Anambra State.
Okeke said with the agreement among the members of the party to work together in the bid to win the November 16, 2013 governorship election in Anambra State, it had become imperative that the proviso that all cases in court be withdrawn is respected.
He said it has also been agreed that no matter the outcome of the primaries for the election, members have also vowed to work together for the oll.
Okeke said in the statement: “The National Working Committee today held a meeting with stakeholders of
the Anambra State PDP as part of preparations for the November 16th Governorship election in the state. The stakeholders were drawn from
all known groups and tendencies within the party in the state. After exhaustive deliberations, the meeting resolved as follows:
“That all members of Anambra State PDP will work in unity to ensure victory for the Party in the forthcoming Governorship election in Anambra State.
“That all those who have cases in court shall withdraw such cases failing which the party will take severe disciplinary measures against them. No member of the party in Anambra state shall institute any suit on any matter affecting the conduct of the forthcoming congresses and primary election for the November governorship election without allowing the
Party exhaust all internal processes as outlined in the Party’s constitution for the resolution of conflicts.
“No matter the outcome of the primary election, no member shall engage in anti-party activity but all aspirants shall work together to deliver the
party’s candidate in the November governorship election in the state.
“In the conduct of the congresses and primary, the party will ensure a level playing field guided by equity, fairness and transparency.”