Don’t speak ill of your party, APC chieftain warns members
By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Some leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have been enjoined to desist from speaking ill of their party to the public.
A chieftain and former governorship aspirant of the party in Osun State, Mr Tunde Taiwo, who disclosed this in Osogbo said his informal survey has shown that quite a large number of APC members routinely engage in running down the party for reasons best known to them.
Taiwo hinted that there was no excusable reason why a member of the party should engage in talking down the party before the members of the society taking into cognisance the fact that there is power in the tongue.
He said he was aware of the fact that some members of the party have genuine reasons to be aggrieved with the party but such should not be ventilated at the expense of the fortune of the party.
The APC chieftain hinted further that his own understanding is that partisan political associations should be treated as a family matter.
He said that there is duty-bound for misunderstanding to manifest whenever there is a collection of people who are either brought together biologically, politically, socially and politically.
Taiwo noted that by the time members of an interest group disagree to the extent of washing their dirty linens in the public, the aim, vision and mission of such organisation would be in jeopardy.
It was part of his observations that a matter that could be better settled in-house should not be unnecessarily externalised in the interest of the association the warring parties may belong.
He said by the time the personal interest of members of any association is not made to clash with the corporate goal which is symptomatic of the interest of the majority members of the society, the avoidable and needless tensions being witnessed in political parties would be drastically reduced.
In his words: “It is important for you and I to make up our mind today on what should be our investment to our dear political party in order to reap bountifully.
“Investment of peace instead of crisis will be a pungent harbinger of progress of the party which is a virtue needed to lubricate and cement fabric of both individual and corporate development of the society”, he said.