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Local government elections must be held in Yobe – IPAC Secretary

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By our correspondent

The Inter- Party Advisory Councils (IPAC) Yobe State Chapter, has rejected the purported statement for the postponement of local government election in the state
scheduled for November 2023.

This was contained in a press statement signed by Abdullahi Bello, SDP State Chairman and IPAC Secretary made available to journalists in Damaturu.

He described the situation as worrisome and unbelievable, saying it is not an easy game to return to a level already passed by parties in the state.

“This is to inform the government of Yobe State and the general public that the purported statement issued by the suspended chairman of the Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) doesn’t emanate from the party secretariat in Yobe State,” he said.

According to the statement, at no point did the 17 members Council sat and issue any statement regarding the forthcoming local election.

He explained that the state Chairmen of 12 out of the 18 registered political parties disassociated themselves from the statement of the suspended chairman,Bala Mohammed and are ready to participate in the forthcoming local government elections slated for 25 November this year.

There is no way the rainy season will disenfranchise the electorate from participating in the election because of farming. The elections will hold in less than 12 hour in a day and this exercise will not make the farmers to loose any thing rather than to exercise their rights as a citizen of their various

However, the function of IPAC among other things is to checkmate the excess of the government and offer constructive opposition when the government is going astray. We shall not allow IPAC to be used by a certain individual to derail democracy by issuing a statement that does not come from IPAC.

He added that, “I will like to use this opportunity to inform you that, the IPAC secretariat hereby denounces and disassociates itself from the statement of the chairman and supports the local government elections slated for November this year.

The political parties that are not aware of the purported press statement and are well and fully ready to participate in the forthcoming LGAs elections are: APGA, ADP, LP, SDP, AAC, NNPP, AA, YPP, AC, APP, PRP, ZLP.

He added that, “We enjoin the public to disregard the communique issued by the chairman of IPAC concerning the forthcoming local government elections in the state.”

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