Anambra IPAC denies meeting with Governor Obiano
Anambra State chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) has distanced itself from the recent meeting by Governor Willie Obiano and chairmen of some political parties in the state, stressing that the governor has not responded to demands by the committee to meet with him.
In a statement signed by the state chairman, Engineer Sam Osita Oraegbunam, and made available to The Guardian yesterday, IPAC regretted that some disgruntled elements and political jobbers must have taken advantage of the governor’s desperation for a second term to extort from him.
IPAC said it decided to make the clarification following phone calls and enquiries of well meaning people of Anambra State, asking why the chairmen decided to collect N3m from the governor when the government was yet to conduct local council election in the state.
“For the avoidance of doubt some of the political parties represented at the meeting included, SDP, KOWA, APP, APPA and PDC, and the group was led by the chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state.
“It was discovered that out of the N3m given to the chairmen, the facilitators or organisers of the meeting took N2m and gave N1m to the party chairmen, who were about seven out of the 15 persons presented as party chairmen,” the statement noted.
It added that IPAC was mindful of the socio-political challenges facing Nigerians, pointing out that Governor Obiano rejected to meet with IPAC to receive constructive suggestions on how to move the state forward.