Political parties under the aegis of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Cross River state have pledged to harmonise their variant interests and work together NEGROIDHAVEN can authoritatively report.
This disposition as expressed by Comr. Anthony Bissong Attah the incumbent IPAC Cross River chairman who doubles as State Chair of Young Progressives’ Party (YPP) is against the backdrop of the Thursday calling off, of the IPAC Cross River elections into the state EXCO in Calabar the state capital metropolis.
According to YPP’s Attah, ‘What I can state in hurry is that the accreditation process was not thorough, we simply protested against what we considered an irregularity to the end that that accreditation was not thorough, we would not be inside there to see our member intimidated,
‘One thing you need to know about IPAC Cross River is that we are firm and resolute to do the right things irrespective of whose ox is gored.
‘We protested and we are happy that the national heard our cries and decided in the spirit of compromise to cancel the elections. We are comfortable with that decision.’
Attah further noted that despite the cancellation of the elections, IPAC in the state was ‘still ready to harmonise and work together’.
Speaking with the National Legal Adviser of IPAC as well as the National Chairman of Labour Party (LP), Mr Julius Abureh who was responsible for organising the state election, it was learnt that, ‘We were supposed to conduct the elections here but, the contestants became ungovernable. They started raining abuses and insulting us. Obviously, it badly degenerated to a level that we could not control so, we decided to call off the elections.’ Abureh informed that a date had not been selected for re-election.