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WCR: UDP threatens disciplinary action against ‘unruly’ behavior


The United Democratic Party has threatened to take action against their members whose “unruly” behaviours have led to the cancellation of the regional congress of the West Coast Region.

The leader of the United Democratic Party has threatened its party members against unruly conduct as they prepare for their West Coast Regional congress slated for December 24.

The congress which was slated for November 18 could not happen as a result of differences between party supporters which led to tensions.

But Ousainou Darboe who is speaking on the issue for the first time since it happened said any militant of the party who is found to have misbehaved will be dealt with according to their laws.

“Finally, the Secretary General and the Party Leadership hereby make it abundantly clear that any individual or group that attempts to disrupt, disturb or interfere with internal party democracy matters will be dealt with swiftly to the full extent of the Party’s disciplinary rigours based on the rules and regulations of the UDP,” UDP said in a statement on Wednesday.

“In the same vein the Executive Committee of the UDP will hold a meeting next week to consider the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident and take all necessary disciplinary actions against the miscreants and impostors trying to sow discord in the Party and bring the name of UDP into disrepute… The UDP stands united and resolute behind the properly constituted leadership recently elected throughout the country at ward, constituency and regional levels.”

Darboe said the individuals involved in the incident are “known to the Party authorities and their odious conduct and reprehensible actions have been recorded and will be given to the appropriate authorities to deal with them to the fullest extent of the law”.

“These individuals are impostors and miscreants and do not represent the values and ideals of the UDP. To be clear no genuine member of the UDP will be involved in acts of provocation and disruptive activities at properly sanctioned programmes of the UDP,” said the party leader.

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