Anambra Central Re-Run: IPAC Distances Itself From December Judgement Acceptance

Channels Television  
Updated December 21, 2017

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has rejected a Federal High Court Judgment on the disputed Anambra Central Senatorial re-run.

IPAC comprises of twenty-one registered political parties in the state with chairmen heading the various parties.

They described the claim of having accepted the court verdict as being frivolous and totally in bad taste.

Justice John Tsoho of the Abuja High Court had declared Mr. Obiora Okonkwo winner of the election.

He ruled that ruled that Okonkwo was the validly nominated candidate of the party in the 2015 general election and should be sworn in as the senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial district immediately.

But addressing journalists in Awka, the state capital, the political parties’ chairmen accused their state Chairman of creating confusion.

They, however, insisted that they hadn’t met; neither had a meeting being after the verdict of the court in that respect.

The coordinator of the chairmen, Mr. Samuel Oraegbunam said, “We are gathered as concerned and senior members of IPAC in Anambra state to refute the fact that we never as a group met.

“Since after the governorship election in Anambra state, there has never been any IPAC meeting in Anambra state.

“There’s no resolution whatsoever in the Central Senatorial Zone election that is outstanding of which all of us are eager to see it conducted.

“We now resolve in our meeting to disclaim whatever Bartho Igwedibia, the state Chairman of IPAC, has written and circulated as a press release by IPAC Anambra state.”