The Osun State Chairman of Hope Democratic Party (HDP) Mr. Wole Adedoyin has advised the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to immediately publish the up to date list of authorized state chairmen of all political parties in the country on their website for the public inquiry.
Mr. Wole Adedoyin, gave this advice on Monday in Ilesa while on a working tour in preparation for the 2018 governorship election in the state.
According to Mr. Adedoyin “I am hundred percent assured that the National Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is fully aware that some greedy politicians who are fun of parading themselves as state chairmen of political parties in their respective states are laying claim to the chairmanship of two or more political parties in their states. Some are not even known or recognized by the state election commissioner of their state yet they go around calling themselves chairmen of this and that”.
“Many of them commit the crime of impersonation. Some are even in the habit of selling political parties and while some raking money from whomever they make chairmen of such parties. One of the ways of curtailing this undemocratic attitude among political party stakeholders is by publishing names of authentic party state chairmen of all political parties nationwide on INEC website for public scrutiny and set up a mini-committee of INEC staff in all INEC state electoral offices to answer complaints from the public on this issue. This is another way of controlling the proliferation of political parties in the country”.
“This is also part of the crisis we face during every IPAC elections. Where politicians unknown by their national chairmen would be parading themselves as chairmen of such parties. Whoever that wants to know the fact whether one is a chairman of a party or not should visit the INEC website or go to INEC state office for confirmation. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and other stakeholders should also explore other ways of curtailing these undemocratic behaviours.
Adedoyin who is also the National Coordinator of National Interparty Youth Alliance (NIYA) assured INEC of his body’s support whenever they are ready to implement the advice.