Ex-Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala and APC Elders Advisory Council chairman has called on party members to abide by rules ahead of the Oyo congress slated for October 16.
On Tuesday, Mr Alao-Akala stated this while addressing the party’s supporters and leaders at his Ibadan residence, demanding fairness in the forthcoming state congress.
The party’s congress is expected to produce a new set of executives for the party in the state ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Alao-Akala decried the level of impunity and disrespect for the institution of the party in the state.
He explained that the party leadership would not tolerate disruptive tendencies that would expose it to ridicule and disrepute at the slightest opportunity.
“No matter the status of any individual, the party is supreme. Anybody that calls him or herself a politician can never be recognised without belonging to a political party. Your political party will serve as your identity. It is on the platform of that political party that you will ply your political trade. You can never use your surname to contest and win an election, so why can’t we abide by the rules guiding the party,” he said.