Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Ebonyi State Chapter on Thursday 17th October 2019, suspends indefinitely its Vice Chairman, and self acclaimed acting State Chairman, Hon. Lazarus Nwachukwu on alleged gross misconduct and violation of the body’s code of conduct.
In a communiqué made available to us and signed by over thirty state chairmen of political parties, the council during their meeting held at IPAC secretariat in Abakaliki resolved to indefinitely suspend the vice chairman following a motion raised by Hon. Nchita Samuel Akahite, Chairman of Action Democratic Party (ADP) and was seconded by Barr. Oko-ewa Enyim, State Chairman, Nigeria People Conscience (NPC) for breach of the council’s code of conduct.
It reads “Following the outcome of the meeting of Ebonyi State Chapter, Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), the council came up with resolutions after considering the motion brought to the house by Hon. Nchita Samuel Akahite, Chairman of Action Democratic Party (ADP) calling for the indefinite suspension of Hon. Lazarus Nwachukwu, the vice chairman of the council who is also the state chairman of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) for Gross Misconduct and was seconded by Barr. Oko-ewa Enyim, State Chairman Nigeria People Conscience (NPC) party.
“Therefore, members unanimously approved the motion with the resolutions reached as Follows:
“That Hon. Lazarus Nwachukwu has been inaugurating illegal executive members and parading himself as the Acting Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Ebonyi State Chapter while the council has a substantive Chairman by name Comrade Jennifer Adibe-Nwafor, State Chairman KOWA Party and duly elected by the members of the council according to the council’s code of conduct.”
“That Hon. Lazarus Nwachukwu has illegally been holding meetings in hotels, beer parlors, and in his home in the name of IPAC which is in breach of IPAC’s code of conduct.”
“That he has been conducting press conferences through prints and electronic media without the approval or authorization of the IPAC elected Chairman, Comrade Mrs. Jennifer Adibe-Nwafor.”
“That Hon. Lazarus Nwachukwu criminally attempted to freeze the Union Bank of Africa (UBA) account of Ebonyi State Chapter IPAC, an attempt to loot the money therein.”
“That Hon. Lazarus Nwachukwu stands suspended today 17th day of October,2019 by members of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Ebonyi State Chapter in consideration of the following points raised here. His indefinite suspension continues until a recommendation by the disciplinary committee.”
“That based on aforementioned reasons and actions of Hon. Lazarus Nwachukwu, Inter Party Advisory Council of Ebonyi State under the leadership of Comrade Mrs. Jennifer O. Adibe-Nwafor suspends Hon. Lazarus Nwachukwu indefinitely.