Crisis has hit the Ekiti State chapter of the Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC) as some stakeholders have rejected the re-election of Mr Ifeoluwa Iyaniwura, as the Chairman of the body.
At the election conducted at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday, Iyaniwura polled a total of eight votes to defeat his rival and State Chairman, Action Alliance (AA), Mr Lanre Anifowose, who had six votes.
The Chairman, IPAC Electoral Panel from Abuja, Mr Obe Opunkun, declared Iyaniwura winner of the election that was supervised by INEC.
However, the panel disqualified Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Advanced Democratic Congress (ADC) and Labour Party (LP) from participating in the election due to controversy surrounding the nomination of delegates to vote in the poll.
Anifowose, who rejected the outcome of the election, accused the supervising officials of conniving with the incumbent chairman to disenfranchise his followers.
But in his inaugural speech, Iyaniwura described the process as credible and appreciated the members for imbibing the spirit of democracy.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ekiti State, Dr Rahman Tella, represented by the INEC Executive Secretary, Mr Akinropo Ojewande, advised the new officers to be supportive to INEC in the conduct of good elections in Nigeria.