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Inter – Party Advisory Council sets agenda for Amosun


The Ogun state chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) yesterday urged Governor Ibikunle Amosun to look beyond his party, All Progressives Congress (ÀPC), in selecting people that would form his new government.

IPAC, which is an umbrella body of all registered political parties that participated in the 2015 general elections pleaded with Amosun, who was declared winner of the Saturday governorship poll, to run an “All – inclusive government.”

The State chairman of IPAC, Biola Martins, who spoke in Abeokuta at a
Press Conference described the election as “free, fair, peaceful and transparent”
even and advised anybody not satisfied with the outcome to seek redress at the court.

Present at the joint press briefing were the governorship candidates of the United Democratic Party(UDP), Biola Lawal, the Alliance for Democracy(AD), Prince Segun Sokunbi among others.

Martins said Amosun should invite technocrats to form part of his new
government to assist in moving the State further in terms of development.

He noted that such technocrats don’t necessarily have to be members of APC
alone or its supporters but could be drawn from other political parties, “provided such people are indigenes of Ogun State or Nigerians”.

He said:” we believe there is no victor, no vanquish. Ogun state is the
winner because our people demonstrated the spirit of politics without bitterness by voting without any form of violence.

There will always be another day for all contestants who did not win
to test their popularity.

IPAC also congratulated Amosun and his party, APC, saying, “We call on them to embrace other contestants and rival political parties”.

Martins added, “They should run an all – inclusive government. The Governor should extend the hand of fellowship to other contestants and members of other political parties.”

Meanwhile, Ekiti state chapter of IPAC has called for the resolution of the crisis in the State House of Assembly saying the crisis is becoming an embarrassing to the people of the state.

In a statement by the chairman and secretary, Pastor P. K. Jegede and Deacon Olu Komolafe, IPAC said it is disturbed that seven lawmakers could undertake an impeachment of the speaker, Dr Albert Omirin pointing out that the “situation is unlawful, uncivilized and full of impunity”

“IPAC wants to say unequivocally that the self impose speaker, Hon. Dele Olugbemi should stop parading himself and allow the nineteen legitimate lawmakers perform their constitutional duties”, it added

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