Your election was a charade - SDP Chairman, Atimah slams new IPAC Chairman

You are a drowning man, Badanga retorts


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Your election was a charade - SDP Chairman, Atimah slams new IPAC Chairman

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The Kogi State Chairman of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Alhaji Mouktar Atimah, has described the election of Illyas Badanga, as Interim Chairman of Kogi State Chapter of Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, as a charade, “that should be disregarded by all political stakeholders in the state”.

Statement of the SDP Chairman came barely 24 hours of the inauguration of Illyas Badanga led Interim Committee of IPAC.

 

Atimah, who maintained that the election that brought Badanga lacked merit, said the embattled chairman is a member of Democratic People's Change, DPC, “which has already been deregistered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC”.

 

The SDP chairman who wondered when Badanga joined Zenith Labour Party, described the new Executive of IPAC, as a brain-child of the Kogi State Government.

He also argued that the purportedly elected State Secretary of IPAC, Ahmadu Usman, had been expelled from the SDP and as such he could not have been in the IPAC new Executive as a member of the SDP.

The SDP Chairman, added, “the new IPAC Exco is a ploy to hoodwink the opposition political parties in the state, as such the new Executive cannot stand”.

Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that the embattled Chairman of IPAC, Illyas Badanga, in a swift reaction, described Alhaji Mouktar Atimah, as “a drowning man in SDP”.

 

According to him, Atimah is not the recognized chairman of Social Democratic Party, SDP in Kogi State, admonishing him to go and reconcile with the recognized chairman of his party 

 

"Our attention has been drawn to a press statement by one Muktar Atima of SDP, discrediting our election as new Interim IPAC State Exco.

 

"We see it as the ranting of a political terrorist, who takes pride in hooliganizing every action of his.

If our position to move Kogi State forward, is his idea of we being agent of state government, then he is enemy of progress.

 

 "As Kogi citizens, it’s our duty to partner with the state government to move the state forward. We owe the state the moral obligation to engage in constructive criticism and not constitute ourselves to agents of destruction.

 

"Inter Party Advisory Council was a formation of all registered political parties in Nigeria, to work hand in hand with INEC, because of their symbiotic relationship during and after elections”.

 

 


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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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