The All Progressives Congress (APC) has barred its executive council members at ward, local government, senatorial and state levels from campaigning for any aspirant.
The state Acting Chairman, Mrs. Kemisola Olaleye, handed down the warning at the weekend when a governorship aspirant, Bamidele Faparusi, visited the party secretariat to donate bags of rice and other largesse for distribution to members.
Faparusi advised the APC leadership to zone the governorship slot to Ekiti South senatorial district, which had not produced the governor since the state was created 20 years ago.
Mrs. Olaleye said the party executives must maintain neutrality, warning that anyone caught hobnobbing with any aspirant would be sanctioned.
This, she said, was to ensure that the executives command the aspirants’ respect.
She explained that all aspirants are “children” of the party.
Mrs. Olaleye said: “We are ready to accommodate everybody; we don’t discriminate because all of you belong to us.
“We have come out with a rule that no member of the exco should be seen moving around with any aspirant and anyone who flouts this will be disciplined.”