IPAC berates killing of APC’s spokesman, urges speaker to swear-in 16 APC, LP members

The Plateau state chapter of Inter-Party Advisory Council  (IPAC), Thursday, said it felt as dastardly and inhumane the killing of late Sylvanus Namang, the State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

It said the act has left members of IPAC, and all elements of peace, development, progress and true democrats in a state of shock and despair.

This was contained in a statement by the state chapter chairman of IPAC, Hon. Dogara Abubakar.

“We are left in the deepest sense of shock, as true democrats we are worried and still are wondering why late Sylvanus Namang, was targeted and killed.

“The act was dastardly, inhumane and has left us; and all elements of peace, development and progress in a state of despair,” the IPAC chairman said.

He appealed to all heads of security agencies to steer up efforts at investigating the matter and further put in more steps at apprehending the culprit.

“We commiserate with the immediate family, of our late brother Sylvanus Namang, the leadership of All Progressives Congress, and the Governor of Plateau state,” he said.

Meanwhile, in a nother development the Inter-Party Advisory Council, called for the immediate swearing-in of the 15 members of the APC, and one member of the Labour Party that were returned and issued with certificates of returns by INEC as members-elect, “without further delay.”

“The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Gabriel Dewan, should be seen to be promoting democracy, through adherence to the rules of law, we therefore, urge him to immediately, without further delay, swear-in all the 16 members-elect as ordered by the Court of Appeal and also gotten their certificates of returned from INEC,” the IPAC said.

It said people should stop castigating Governor Caleb Mutfwang, over an alleged teleguiding of Speaker Dewan, on his refusal for the swearing-in of the 16 members of the APC into the state assembly.