The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has declared that the party is in no mood to allow serpent infiltrate its ranks and hijack the leadership of the 9th National Assembly.
He vowed that party discipline would be upheld in deciding those who will lead the Senate and the House of Representatives in the coming dispensation.
Tinubu spoke to reporters in Lagos after a Prayer Programme organised by Islamic and Christian clerics to mark his 67th birthday.
“Party discipline is key, we must be disciplined in the party,” he said.
“We were a little careless in 2015. We created the opportunity for serpent to get into our party and that did not allow Nigeria to make the desired progress.
“You have seen the result of it and we are not going to allow that to happen again. We are going to respect our party and we are going to apply the rules and regulations.
“It is either you stay with us or you follow us or you leave. You have the freedom to choose but the freedom does not give you as a minority to go and collaborate and protrude our mandate given to you to another party who was our opposition and who is still our opposition.
“We would not take that this time, no matter who you think you are. That is how it is built. Why do you want to deviate from what has been structured?
“We look at our reward system equally, zone by zone,” he said.
Tinubu said that his life as a politician at 67 had been a fulfilling journey.
“When I joined politics, there were a lot of uncertainties because it was during the military regime. There were lots of struggles but my concern is about people and the future of my country.