Ameh's ambition as IPAC chair shaky as 47 political parties' chairmen reject him

Ameh's ambition as IPAC chair shaky as 47 political parties' chairmen reject him

- Chief Peter Ameh of the Progressives Peoples Alliance has come under intense criticism over his interest to head the Inter-Party Advisory Committee

- Forty-seven chairmen of political parties under the auspices of Concerned Leaders protested the candidature of Ameh

- The leaders levelled some allegations against him and asked him to respond to them

Citing corruption allegations, forty-seven chairmen of political parties under the umbrella of Concerned Leaders have protested the candidature of Chief Peter Ameh of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA), to contest the chairmanship of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC).

IPAC is the umbrella body of registered political parties in Nigeria.

Ameh was said to have been involved in gross financial misappropriation during his time at IPAC between 2014 and 2015, The Sun reports. gathers that the allegations were contained in a statement signed by the national chairmen of Independent Democrat, Chief Edozie Madu and Professor Bankole Okowa of the Unity Party of Nigeria.

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He was also accused of conniving and diverting the sum of N2.418 million belonging to the committee for a fictious computer training that never took place at a school belonging to him.

The statement read: “You (Ameh), participated in the IPAC national executive committee election of July 24th 2015, as a candidate for the position of chairman, an election supervised and certified as free and fair by Independent National Electoral Commission. You and all those who lost the election did so by narrow margin.

“Upon announcement of the results, all those who lost in all other positions congratulated the winners but you stormed out of the election venue after subjecting members of IPAC election committee and officials of INEC to vitriolic and acerbic verbal abuses, in a conduct unbecoming of a leader.

“Thereafter, you took the winner of the election, INEC, and IPAC to court and, throughout the tenure of the 2015 executive committee, you boycotted and undermined the council."

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He was, however, advised to honourably jettison his ambition to chair IPAC and respond to the allegations levelled against him.

Meanwhile, previously reported that Bayelsa chapter of Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) advised the electorate to vote credible candidates not political parties in the 2019 general elections.

Victor Warinipre, IPAC chairman in the state, gave the advice in an interview with the on Friday, January 19, in Yenagoa.

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