A group under the aegis of grassroots political movement in Adamawa has cautioned the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) to stop overheating the polity by making unnecessary calls for the removal of Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner ahead of the Saturday supplementary election.
A statement by the chairman of the group Markus Isama made available to this medium said the action of IPAC is outside it’s remit asking it to take a detour.
“A statement released on Sunday by the Adamawa Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), signed by it’s Chairman, Hon. Bello Babajo is totally out of line with it’s responsibility and role, as a body that offers advisories to political parties.
“We find the statement laced with a hidden motive as well as designed to threaten the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu using a common and over flogged bait.
“Why would the Adamawa IPAC chairman weaponise violence in his statement? What is the essence of suggesting a break down of law and order in a bid to frighten INEC towards carrying out its bidding?
“We advice Bello Babajo to restrain himself and Adamawa IPAC from creating an atmosphere that will suggest unrest.
“We believe that INEC should be allowed to carry out its constitutional mandate as stipulated by law without any undue influence and pressure.
“Babajo and his Adamawa IPAC can go ahead and advice INEC on what they opine, without necessarily weaponising their strategy and trying on the other hand to force their will.
“If Babajo feels that Jaafaru Baba of CNPP and other political party’s endorsement of the Adamawa State REC, Hudu Ari does not sit well with him, he should have simply countered the endorsement without necessarily suggesting violence and chaos,” the statement said.