IPAC rejects NDLEA’s drug test proposal on aspirants

The Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, on Friday said it rejected the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, proposal that political parties should make drug integrity test part of the screening requirements for aspirants seeking to contest political offices in the 2023 general election. 

IPAC, which is the umbrella of all the 18 registered political parties described the drug test proposal as outrageous, outlandish, preposterous, despicable and deliberate attack on the sensibilities of lovers of democratic governance in Nigeria. 

A statement issued by the IPAC National Chairman, Engr. Yabagi Sani started, “The awkward proposal portrays politicians as drug addicts who must be certified fit to run for various elective offices by the agency. It is reprehensible and unacceptable.”

The statement further said, “IPAC demands an apology from NDLEA and strongly warn the anti-narcotic agency to desist from impugning on the character and integrity of politicians including those contesting for president who are patriotic, highly respected,  well accomplished statesmen and women with proven integrity. There should be limit to rascality in the discharge of public duties.

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