The Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, said on Friday, that the unfolding political upheavals in Edo State were dangerous missteps that can throw the entire country into a major crisis.
The Council at a media briefing by its National Chairman, Dr Leonard Nzenwa, in Abuja, urged All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, engaging themselves in the altercation to toe the path of honour and engage in issue-based campaign.
Nzenwa, while reprimanding the two political parties, noted that there are 12 other political parties that have fielded candidates for the polls in the state and would not allow our colleagues in two other political parties to disrupt preparation towards these polls by actions.
The Council, which said the country cannot afford the suspension or postponement of the elections, demand that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC should do everything within its power to hold the election in Edo State.
According to the IPAC boss, “The Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, strongly condemns the unfolding political upheavals and rascality in Edo State. It is a dangerous misstep that can throw the entire country into a major crisis.
“The Council urges our colleagues to restrict themselves and play by the role and electoral guidelines. The nation cannot afford a political crisis in a state buffeted by insecurity and dire economic hardship visited on the people in an unending circle of lockdown.
The council calls on all stakeholders to ensure that all hands will be on deck for the Edo and Ondo polls to hold successfully in scheduled date as this nation cannot incur delay or discontinuation on account of incivility of political actors in the State.