The Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, Osun State Chapter has described the attack on the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration Exercise in the state as fake, political, biased and baseless.
This is just as Osun IPAC disassociated itself from the publication, saying it does not in any way reflect the position of IPAC as the body saddled with the responsibility of interfacing between all registered Political parties and INEC.
It will be recalled that the Forum of Progressives Political Parties, FPPP, in the state on Monday raised suspicion over the recorded number of fresh eligible voters.
FPPP said it was surprising that Osun could record over 259, 000 fresh eligible voters, a figure it said was higher than the total registrations in North West, North East, South-South and South-East geopolitical zones combined.
IPAC in a statement by its chairman, Mr Wale Adebayo called for calmness and advised Osun citizens to shun any fake information that is capable of causing civil unrest or instilling fear of disenfranchisement in their minds.
Adebayo who is also the State Chairman of Allied Peoples Movement, APM, said he has constituted a 3-man committee to look into the spurious allegations raised by the faceless group.
He said constituted Committee members are expected to meet with the management of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to get an in-depth explanation on the raised issue.
He explained that the committee is expected to file their report and submit it to the leadership of Osun IPAC within three days which will be made available to the public.
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 the 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 party 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.