The Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) has refuted the rumors in some quarter that its National President Chief Peter Ameh has been arrested alongside the National Legal Adviser and other respected Officers of the Council.
This is contained in a statement signed by the National Legal Adviser of IPAC, Mr. Chukwudi Ezeobika
The Council urges the general public to disregard the malicious mischief, infantile falsehood and cheap blackmail from mischief makers and enemies of democracy.
It adds that at no point and under no circumstance howsoever, was the President of the Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, High Chief Peter Ameh and the National Legal Adviser, Barr. Chukwudi Ezeobika, arrested or detained as claimed.
It states that the unanimous Declaratory Judgement of the Court of Appeal on August 10, 2020, reinstated some political parties of which the Party of High Chief Peter Ameh (PPA) as well as that of the National Legal Adviser, Barr. Chukwudi Ezeobika (UP) were beneficiaries of the Judgement and remain so registered.
The unanimous Declaratory Judgement of the Court of Appeal remains binding on all inferior Courts until it is set aside.
The Council calls on INEC to obey the Court Order and relist the political parties as Ordered.
The named Officers of the Council were never arrested nor detained by Officers of the Nigeria Police Force as they are neither in police custody nor ever detained as alleged.
The President together with some members of the Council freely walked into the F.C.T. Police Command Headquarters on their own volition and left shortly thereafter after the Nigeria Police saw no merit in the false information provided to it by Leonard Nze Nwa and his cohorts who are illegally claiming under the Council and whose Interim Committee has been since dissolved.
The Council is however aware of a hatched conspiracy by certain individuals to undermine the Integrity of our Courts and the Nigeria Police Force and the Council shall take the necessary steps to ensure that the sanctity and integrity of our Courts are protected.