Ahead of the 2023 general election campaigns, the leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) cautioned its members against campaigning for candidates from other political parties in any form.
The widely circulated warning, a copy of which was made available to Awka journalists by Anambra State APGA Chairman Sir Nobert Obi and to all members of the State Labor and to all Local Government Area and Party Ward Chairpersons was dated August 18, 2022 ref APGA/AN/08/60.
The President said his attention has been drawn to several unhealthy activities of some members of the party (APGA) who are campaigning for candidates from other political parties.
He therefore noted that “you may want to know that it is wrong for any member to campaign, solicit votes or attend any activity organized by other political parties or their candidates other than our great party APGA.
“Such a development is considered anti-party activity and an act of indiscipline in violation of Article 21 of our great party’s General Code of Conduct.
“There are several instances of members belonging to WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media platforms promoting and campaigning for candidates from other political parties. Not a few even go so far as to share posts that promote candidates who are not APGA members,” the president added.
The President pointed out that such action is against the general interest of the APGA, which intends to sweep the 2023 general elections, especially in Anambra State, where the party has presented candidates for all National and State Assembly elections.
Sir Nobert said such activity will be met with severe disciplinary action, as set out in Article 22 of the APGA Constitution.