IPAC Condemns Smear Campaign Against INEC Chairman

The Inter-Party Advisory Council IPAC has condemned smear campaign by some faceless group against the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC under Mahmood Yakubu.

National Chairman, IPAC, Yabagi Sani, said this at INEC quarterly meeting with leaders of political parties in Abuja.

Sani passed a Vote of Confidence on INEC and reiterated IPAC continuous commitment to the longstanding cooperation and mutually beneficial relationship with the commission.

According to the IPAC chairman, the real object of the spear campaign being directed at the person of the INEC chairman and the commission is merely a decoy.

Sani said that the spurious allegations being orchestrated especially in the online platforms were part of the strategies to prepare the grounds for a planned onslaught to achieve some nefarious goal within legal framework.

He said that the plan was also aimed at blackmailing and intimidating the INEC chairman to surrender by compromising the stance of the commission on the stringent, airtight security measures against the maladies of rigging.