The Intra-party Advisory Council (IPAC) has declared opposition to drug tests for 2023 election aspirants.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had advised political parties to carry out the test.

IPAC National Chairman, Yabagi Sani in a statement described the proposal as outrageous, outlandish, preposterous and despicable.

He also called it a deliberate attack on the sensibilities of lovers of Democratic governance in Nigeria.

Sani stated that parties activities are guided by their rules, the 1999 constitution as amended, the Electoral Act 2022 and INEC guidelines/regulations.

IPAC, however, condemned drug abuse by misguided citizens and urged the agency to discharge its duties in line with the law.

Ibiwumi Ishola

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