By Nkechinyere Oginyi, Abakaliki
This was made known to journalists shortly after their meeting in Abakaliki, the state capital.
The factional acting chairman, Dr. Lazarus Nwachukwu, said the decision was taken following the council’s constitution as clearly stated in Chapter 4 A,1 IPAC of the revised Code of Conduct, 2018, that once any member of the body accept political position at all level of government, he ceases to be their member. He pointed that after their meeting, the council has been maintaining unity and the state chairman’s removal was to ensure the council act accordingly.
“The chairman was basically removed based on the council constitution in Chapter 4 A, 1 of the revised code of conduct, 2018, which clearly stated that once a member of IPAC received political appointment, the person ceases to be a member of the council; and Hon. Jennifer Adibe-Nwafor has being appointed as special assistant to the governor on Inter-Party Advisory Council and Labour Relation” he explained.