Political parties under the aegis of the Congress of Nigeria’s Political
Parties (CNPP) in Kwara State have dissociated themselves from a newspaper
report purportedly credited to the State Chairman and the Publicity Secretary
of IPAC that setting up of proposed Transition Implementation Committee for
Local Governments in the State was unconstitutional.
signed by the CNPP State Chairman, Alhaji Adebayo Lawal, Secretary, Prince
Olufemi Adeleke and the Public Relations Officer, Hon. Abu Dave Ifabiyi queried
why IPAC should have made such pronouncement without carrying along the entire
membership of the organisation.
Code of Conduct 2013, section 7 (i to ii) stipulates that the Executive
Committee should carry out the instructions of the general body, function
democratically by holding consultations with Members/Committees before taking
any action requiring consensus of Members’ opinion”, the statement said.
said it was unfortunate that the current crop of Kwara State IPAC Executives
which had been inaugurated since September, this year had neither communicated
with members nor held any general meeting throughout the first quarter of their
year in negation of the provisions of the Code of Conduct of IPAC.
therefore called on IPAC Executive Committee in the state to exercise restraint
and abide by the principle of the body on volatile issues such as the one in
question. The Congress urged the IPAC to ensure that future pronouncements reflect
the consensus of members’ opinion in conformity with the rules of the
commended the state government for setting up the TIC at this crucial moment to
exclude the creation of any political lacuna for some fifth columnist politicians
to exploit for selfish gain.
also called on the state government to take steps towards the usual conduct of
local government elections as soon as the finances of the state becomes buoyant
enough to accommodate the lawful conduct of the election.