Osun 2022: ACPP Accuses IPAC Of Being Bias Against PDP And Demola Adeleke
The Alliance of Collaborating Political Parties (ACPP) which consists of Osun based political groups and parties has alleged that the recent activities of the Osun state chapter of the Interparty Advisory Council (IPAC) under the leadership of one Mr. Wale Adebayo were against Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the forthcoming poll, Demola Adeleke which were designed to cause mayhem in IPAC and to scuttle democracy in the state.
ACPP under the leadership of Wole Adedoyin made the allegation on Tuesday after the Council recently went to the press with two screaming headlines, “IPAC Lampoons Adeleke over alleged plans to influence outcome of governorship poll” and “IPAC tackles PDP over alleged plan to rig Osun Polls”
ACPP described as false the Council’s allegation that PDP and its governorship candidate, Demola Adeleke wants to influence the outcome of governorship polls and have no plan to rig any election.
ACPP further alleged that IPAC in Osun State under the leadership of Mr. Wale Adebayo flouted the IPAC Code of Conduct by coming out publicly condemning one party for another party who are both members of the same council saying there was no balance, justice or fairness and it was glaring.
Parts of the release read: “The major function of IPAC is to work assiduously with INEC to strengthen the capacity of political parties through voter education, sensitisation of members and the general public, to completely minimise inconclusive elections and promote level playing ground for all political parties.”
“IPAC is not INEC’s Spokesperson. Turning IPAC into a political tool against PDP and its candidate will only bring condemnation and destruction to the Council. The duo of Osun IPAC Chairman and Secretary should let the Stakeholders know if IPAC is now an appendage of the APC Government. PDP and APC are both staunch members of IPAC. The Chairman and Secretary of Osun IPAC should have published the releases under the platforms of their respective political parties. There is need for them to be reschooled on the aim and objectives of IPAC. Their actions are against IPAC’s Code of Conduct. IPAC is a neutral body.
ACPP finally urged the good people of Osun State to disregard allegations by the Council against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and it’s candidate, Demola Adeleke, describing them as propaganda.