The national headquarters of the umbrella body of the ninety one registered political parties in Nigeria, Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has frowned at a recent adoption of the gubernatorial candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) by its chapters in Rivers and Cross River states; and has directed the affected chapters to withdraw such adoption in two days or face sanctions.
The Secretary of its Media Committee, Akinloye Oyeniyi in a press statement released on Monday on behalf of the National Chairman, High Chief Peter Ameh, called the endorsements illegal and warned it state chapters to desist from such acts which he said is against the Code of Conduct and political morality of the inter party body.
we have gotten the reports from Rivers and Cross River about adoption of certain governorship candidates by our chapters there. But I can tell you like we did in Ogun and Lagos, the Council strongly condemned these adoptions and will not only mandate these erring chapters to retrieve the illegality but face disciplinary committee to be set up to look into the matter as soon as possible, Oyeniyi said
He stressed that IPAC is a neutral body housing all registered political parties and their candidates without preference for any party or candidate contesting in elections.
The IPAC secretary implored political stakeholders and voters not to see the coming polls as a do or die affair. He urged members to cast their votes for their preferred candidates and comport themselves in a peaceful manner throughout the electioneering period.
Source: Voice of Nigeria