By Ola Ajayi
THE Action Congress (AC) in the South West, has voided the alleged sack of the Sola Iji-led State Executive Council of the party and the appointment of acting chairman in Ondo State .
It directed members of the party in the state to recognize the Comrade Sola Iji-led State Executive Council until the zonal leadership considers a petition forwarded to it. The directive was given after the caucus meeting of the party in the zone.
AC, in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Mr. Ayo Afolabi warned aggrieved members of the party not to take laws into their hands either by visiting violence on members of the party who are opposed to their position or raise parallel state executive in the State.
The South West Caucus, therefore, appealed to aggrieved members to be patient and await the outcome of the report of the panel that will be set up to look into the complaints and grievance of party members in Ondo State.
The party also condemned alleged statement credited to the Senate President, David Mark, against the removal ofÂ Professor Maurice Iwu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
â€œSenator Markâ€™s position was not strange since he and the majority of members of his Senate were beneficiaries of Iwuâ€™s â€œwururuâ€. As if David Mark was living in another hemisphere and he was not aware of the problem of election petition litigations that are still pending at the Tribunals and the Courts of Appeal across the country almost three years after the elections were heldâ€.
AC reminded the Senate President that not less than 40% of the election results declared by INEC had been nullified by either the tribunals or the Courts of Appeal levels.
In a civilized setting, AC argued, Maurice Iwu would have saved Nigeria from his abysmal failure by resigning or be removed from office. â€œOf course the beneficiaries of Iwuâ€™s shenanigans are the Papa Deceit Party, (PDP), of which David Mark is a co travelerâ€.
â€œWe are aware that the pay back tactics and strategy of the Senate President and his PDP is to retain Iwu to ensure that the PDP can again rig the oncoming 2010 elections in Anambra State . By so doing, it will perfect the strategies for the rigging plans against the 2011 general electionsâ€, the party stated.
The party called on Mr. President and the National Assembly to ensure the promulgation into law the report of the Electoral Reform Commission of Justice Uwais and remove Iwu â€œTODAYâ€ to enable fresh air blow into our electoral process.