Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on members of the ruling party to be disciplined and exemplary in their actions.
Adamu made this call on Tuesday while speaking at the Eagles Square, the venue of the party’s presidential primary.
The former lawmaker further stated that exposing the issues affecting the party to the public is not a mark of courage.
He added that the party has everything to lose if it’s been portrayed in a bad light.
Adamu stated: “On the 20th of April this year, I drew the attention to the need for our party to be disciplined, that a political party such as APC, the ruling party, at the heart of our national development must be exemplary and disciplined and fidelity in its core values.
“Washing our dirty linen in the public is not a mark of courage, it is a mark of irresponsibility, indiscipline and indiscrimination to obey extant rules and regulations and play by them.
“We have nothing to gain in portraying our party in a bad light. We have everything to lose in undermining the integrity of our great party. I found it necessary to make these observations.”
Adamu who claimed that the healing process in the ruling party has commenced said, “things are not falling apart; things are holding up and I am grateful to you all for standing by me and members of the National Working Committee in seeing that we carry out the first order of business in our party and that is the total reconciliation of all the state branches of the APC that were held hostage by avoidable grievances.”
“It is said that in all serious socio-political contests, truth is the first casualty. It is so in this contest. We have watched with growing concern a fielding- frenzy in the mainstream media and the relevant social media, the general public is being fed with facts that are no longer envisioned about our party and even the president.
“While speculations, half-truths and blatant lies dominate political discussion because they are calculated attempts on the streets by uninformed and excites primordial sentiments,
“We recognise the people’s right to freedom of speech and the press. But all freedoms impose a major responsibility on those who exercise them and how they are exercised. The reckless exercise of that freedom from the high and the low impinges on the rights and responsibilities of all citizens.”
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