Peter Moses, Abakaliki
The Members of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Ebonyi State Council has shifted their Election early schedule to hold on Saturday 3rd September, 2022 to later date.
The postponement was based on the Security alert From Ebonyi State Government which asked them not to go near the venue of the Said Election which is the State Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
The State Chairman of Accord Party (AP) who is the Chairmanship Candidate for the election, Mr Ani Ndubuisi Pascal stated this while addressing Journalists on why the election couldn’t hold in Abakaliki the State capital.
Ani said the whole INEC environment was surrounded by the Ebubeagu Security Outfit in the State “infact, the Ebubeagu Security Outfit has been instructed to deal with any of us seen around the State INEC Office”
Mr Ani who was supposed to contest for Chairmanship of the Council informed that everything was ready for the election including the National body of IPAC Who came from Abuja to conduct the Election.
“It is true that IPAC conducted election on 4th of February, 2022 but 9 political parties who are members of the Council were not informed about the election, so the nine Members which am a member wrote a petition condemning the election, that very petition that we wrote made the IPAC National body to nullify the February 4th Election, hence the today’s election”. He added.
Moreso, the national body will soon communicate the general public on the day the election will hold again.
Ani urged all the Council members to remain calm as the right thing must be done.
He call on Nigeria Government to come to their aid.
On her part, the Special Assistant to Ebonyi Governor on Inter Party Affairs, Comrade Mrs Janifar Adibe Nwafor said no any other IPAC Election will ever hold in the State until the present Executive who were elected on February 4th this year complete their tenure.
Also the State IPAC Acting Chairman, Mr Ernest Nwaze said there is no how the Council can conduct fresh Election when the case of the first one is still in law Court.