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The Inter-Party Advisory Council has disagreed with 22 aggrieved political parties calling for the dissolution of the Babatunde Osibodu led Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission.
The Ogun State IPAC chairman, Comrade Arabambi Abayomi described the call by the 22 aggrieved political parties for the dissolution of Osibodu-led OGSIEC as baseless and untenable.
Abayomi noted that even though the council sympathize with the aggrieved political parties, OGSIEC should not be blamed for the political situation.
He maintained that the aggrieved political parties should direct their agitation to the Independent Electoral Commission in Abuja.
He stressed that the disobedience of the court by INEC is an official ‘rascality’.
IPAC however passed vote of confidence on the Osibodu-led OGSIEC.
Abayomi said, “finally , I will like to put it on record that the call by the IPAC 22 for the sack of OGSIEC Chairman is sad and unfortunate because though we sympathize with them over the current political situation they found themselves , the whole problem should be squarely blamed on the INEC ABUJA Leadership that has failed in their Constitutional duties and responsibilities to obey a straight forward declaratory judgement of the court of appeal.
“This disobedience of Court Order is an official rascality on the part of INEC
“The Ogun State Chapter of IPAC here at this press conference pass a vote of confidence on Barr. Babatunde Osibodu led OGSIEC .
“We categorically state that the call for the dissolution of Osibodu-led OGSIEC is highly infantile , baseless , untenable and uncalled for as it is totally off mark and misleading.”
Similarly, IPAC also distance itself from working with the Peoples Democratic Party group reportedly belonging to Ladi Adebutu.
Abayomi in his statement maintained that the Adebutu’s faction of PDP is not recognise in IPAC.
He added,” this press statement is aimed at putting the record straight to situate things in the right perspective.
“As a responsible and law abiding political body , IPAC Ogun State Chapter doesn’t recognize the LADO group in PDP in strict compliance with the existing Court ruling.
“It is here clearly stated openly , loudly and very emphatically that the internal crisis in Ogun PDP is distinctly far removed from the Constitutional dispute the IPAC 22 currently have with OGSIEC.
“It is quite important to distinguish between the issues of contention the IPAC 22 and the Splinter Lado group in Ogun PDP have with OGSIEC.
“The LADO group is constitutionally rendered impotent and doesn’t have the locus standi to be seen as a political party . This is against the case of the IPAC 22 that are contesting their right to continuous existence being hindered by the INEC’s refusal to obey a declaratory judgement of the Court of Appeal on its Order to re – instate them.
“This is far removed from the LADO group that has no legal premises but want to profile their dead political body with the name of IPAC .
“This Lado group is a group that should be ignored without a response but for the sake of the part of the public their empty and useless grandstanding can misinform.
“You can imagine how misleading this dead Lado group can be . The lying and illegal Lado group’s calls for the sack of OGSIEC , this is a floating illegal group that is not recognised by any extant law . Lado group is only recognised by Secondus , the currently redundant National Chairman of PDP for its meal ticket value.”
Abayomi further said,”in Ogun State , the recognised and legally confirmed PDP has been functioning so well and even the forms for the Candidates for the forthcoming Local Government Election for both the seats of Chairmen and Councillors have been handed over to the authentic Ogun State PDP.
“The crucial point being made is that the public should from here on begin to ignore the totally baseless and very untenable political claims from the politically dead and buried Lado group.
“So , there can be no working relationship or any form of association with an illegal body with Ogun IPAC .
“For the avoidance of all or any doubt , I repeat here that the Lado’s illegal political crowd they call group has nothing to do with the Ogun State Chapter of IPAC , we don’t recognize them .
“Again in the same breath , they have no meeting point with the IPAC 22.”