The Inter-Party Advisory Council, Delta State Chapter led by its Chairman, Ambassador Peters Emuakpoje has rebuked 48 Political Parties in the state for taking Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, to court for what it described as “frivolous ground of exclusion from the forthcoming March 6 Local Government election in the State.”
A statement signed by Emuakpoje, Chairman and Fred Akpevwe, Secretary, the duo noted that ” after a careful appraisal of the situation which also included DSIEC as defendants, we decided to withdraw our case unconditionally to pave way for a better National pursuit of our quest to reclaim the said deregistered Political Parties.
Furthermore, the duo noted that It was therefore surprising that some Political Party Chairmen claiming to have 48 Political Parties on their side went to the same Federal High Court seeking to prevent DSIEC from conducting the Local Government election until their Political Parties are included in the elections.
Accordingly, Emuakpoje and Akpevwe averred that having initially withdrawn an earlier suit on behalf of the 74 de-registered Political Parties, any Political Party not satisfied with the withdrawal application ought to have gone on appeal rather than go back to the same Federal High Court, Asaba where there was already a ruling by the trial judge.
Consequently, Emuakpoje and Akpevwe requested all other Political Parties Chairmen to dissociate themselves from the 48 Party Chairmen who accordingly to the press statement issued by the duo will be sanctioned for going to court without IPAC’s approval.