By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Osun State has dissociated itself from the publication of allegations of skyrocketed number of fresh eligible voters in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration Exercise in the state, describing it as fake, political, biased and baseless.
The body maintained that the allegation does not in any way reflect its position as it is saddled with the responsibility of interfacing between all registered political parties and the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
IPAC in a statement by its chairman, Mr Wale Adebayo said he has constituted a 3-man committee to look into the spurious allegations raised by the group.
Adebayo who is also the State Chairman of Allied Peoples Movement (APM) said the constituted Committee members are expected to meet with the management of INEC in the state to get an in-depth explanation on the raised issue.
He stated that the committee is expected to file their report to the leadership of Osun IPAC within three days which will be made available to the public.
The IPAC chairman stressed that one of the fundamental reasons for the creation of IPAC is to address issues, intimidation, grievances or unsporting behaviours that disenfranchises voters and electoral system in the country.
“Whenever these are recorded, the body is empowered to step into the matter, with the aim of tackling it head-on, to the interest of all its constituent members.
“In as much as every political parties under IPAC is entitled to its political views and ideology, IPAC as a political structure should be respected and duly consulted whenever it has to do with electioneering matters and interface with INEC,” he stated.
Adebayo then called for calm and advised the people of the state to shun any fake information that is capable of causing civil unrest or instilling fear of disenfranchisement in their minds.