The Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, Enugu State chapter, on Monday, described as fraudulent, an award said to have been given by the organization to the Chairman of Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Hon. Pedro Nwankwo.
Our correspondent reports that the said award to Nwankwo as the best council chairman in Enugu State has been an object of controversy, creating disaffection among members of the IPAC in the State.
However, it was shortly after their emergency meeting, both the chairman and the Secretary of IPAC, Barr. Ken Ikeh and Dr. Ben Nwoye, respectively, disowned the award.
The umbrella body of political parties said the organization was not into giving awards but ensuring good governance, as such could not have presented such an award to Nwankwo.
Ikeh, while offering explanations on his involvement, said he had accompanied some of his friends to Awgu only to later read in the media that the visit had to do with the IPAC.
He said those on the entourage included only indigenes of Awgu, who were once chairmen of political parties prior to the deregistration of their political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
“Apart from myself, every other person that was part of that visit is from Awgu Local Government Area.
“They told me that they were visiting the chairman to thank him for the good relationship they have with him; they were all indigenes of Awgu. They spoke to me and asked that I accompany them. I went to Awgu as a friend to them and not as IPAC chairman.