The Abia state chapter of the Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC) has kicked out five members of the executive committee for misleading Abia state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu over the true leadership of IPAC.
Acting publicity secretary of IPAC, Uzo Ogbonna announced the clampdown on the erring executive members at a press briefing Monday after a meeting of the general assembly of IPAC in Umuahia.
He said that the action taken against the affected officers was based on the report of the disciplinary committee set up to investigate their alleged misconduct in November 2018.
Flanked by the state chairman of IPAC. Rev Augustine Ehiemere, vice-chairman, Hon Chidi Nwosu and executives, the acting publicity secretary said that the general assembly “voted unanimously to remove the affected officials.
He named those removed to include the secretary, Austin Anyaegbu (APC), assistant secretary, Juliet Nwoko (AD), publicity secretary, Melvin Nwogu (YDP), legal adviser, Ikechukwu Nwankwere (NDLP), and treasure, China Uchegbu (ACD).
The five sacked officials were investigated for misleading the governor by “fraudulently presenting one Mr. Nnanna Ukaegbu, a non IPAC member and an impostor, to the governor as the newly elected IPAC chairman”.
Other sins allegedly committed by the sacked executive members included the “recruitment of street urchins and miscreants purporting them to be chairmen of political parties” during the fraudulent visit.