ABEOKUTA – No fewer than 10 political parties in Ogun state on Sunday have distance themselves from the purported ultimatum given by the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in the state, on the alleged certificate scandal of the APC governorship candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun, claiming they are not a party to it.
The parties, which include, UPN, Green Party of Nigeria, Alliance for Democracy, Democratic Peoples Party, National Interest Party, Labour Party and others advised the general public to disregard the ultimatum given on behalf of IPAC by its Chairman, Abayomi Arabambi.
NEWS FLAGSHIP recalls that, the IPAC chairman, Abayomi Arabambi had last week at a press conference held at the NUJ secretariat in Abeokuta condemned the Ogun APC governorship candidate for allegedly presenting a fake certificate to INEC, describing it as “act of perjury”.
But the parties in a statement issued in Abeokuta and made available to NEWS FLAGSHIP unanimously disassociated themselves from the said ultimatum, which according to them was “materially motivated”.
They claimed they were never part of any meeting where such decision was taken.
The statement partly reads’’ We the undersigned political parties in Ogun State wish to make it known to the general public that we are not part of the ultimatum given by one Abayomi Oluwafemi Arabambi on behalf of Ogun State Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC).
‘’As Stakeholders in Ogun State Political firmament, the ultimatum given to the Candidate of APC in Ogun State in person of Mr. Dapo Abiodun should be disregarded.
“There was nowhere a meeting of the majority of IPAC members was called, let alone taken such materially motivated position’’
The statement further explained the role being played by the said Arabambi, saying it is on record he is not an authentic Chairman of Labour party he claims to be.
The parties maintained that he can only be regarded as a factional leader with series of cases with the EFCC.
They therefore urged the general public and Prince Dapo Abiodun himself not to see them as being in support of the said ultimatum.