The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to sanction its members that indulge in anti-party activities during the last general elections, including the former Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, when the time is right.
Answering questions from journalists after addressing a press conference on Tuesday, the acting National Chairman of the party, Ambassador Umar Damagum disclosed that apart from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, there are other members of the party that worked against the party during the last election.
According to daily trust , he noted that the leadership of the party had approved a review committee to look into what transpired and how the party lost the 2023 elections, adding that the party would take the necessary measures when the report is presented to the National Working Committee (NWC).
Damagum also insisted that nobody is above the party, saying that “If Wike believes he is above this party, we will be able to show him that he is not above this party.”
He said: “I have always said this thing that as long as you are a member of the PDP, there is time for everything. My duty is to stabilise this party and not to cause a crisis. And I will continue to do that within the confines of reason.
“Meanwhile, we still see it within the ambit of the law. Mind you, we have other litigation going on at this party that we won’t want to plunge our party into another crisis.
“And let me tell you something, it is not only Wike, there are other people who worked against this party. When we get to that level we will sanction everybody.
“Meanwhile, recently we have approved and are about to inaugurate the 2023 review committee. They are to review what happened in 2023 and come out with a report not only about one person, but every person who has one way or another engaged in anti-party activity. Then after that, we will see what kind of measures to take,” he said.
Recall that the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba last week said the party hierarchy wants to concentrate on reconciling its members instead of slamming them with sanctions.