The Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) has dissolved its executive committees in Niger, Ekiti, Sokoto and Plateau states.
The party said the officials were sacked for incompetence and failure to present candidates, promote and sell its manifesto to the electorate in the recently concluded 2015 general elections.
This was contained in the outcome of the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting of the party weekend in Abuja during the weekend.
Consequently, a 12-man caretaker committee has been appointed to take charge in the states, pending the conduct of a fresh congress.
National chairman of PPA, Chief Peter Ameh, said the NWC of the party dissolved the Niger State chapter after series of investigation which found members culpable of gross misconduct contrary to Article 12(2) a, b, c, d of the party and refusal to appear before its disciplinary committee.
Ameh has also conveyed the dissolutions in a letter to the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, copied to the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the affected states, Commissioners of Police and Directors of State Security Services.
“The actions became imperative in order to strengthen and reposition the party for enhanced performance and vibrancy and to improve our chances as we start early preparation for future elections. Apart from the offense listed in their official letters, including gross misconduct, the affected states failed grossly to enhance the chances of the party at the last polls, some of them failed to file in candidates for the election. We see such actions as high level of incompetence because there was enough time to prepare, promote, and sell the manifesto of the party to aspirants,” Ameh said.
Speaking on the recently-concluded elections, he said the rat race between the two major political parties went a long way in affecting the electoral chances of other registered parties.
While saying parties would soon meet INEC and offer suggestions on how to improve the electoral process, Ameh said they are going to look at how to improve the voting system and make it right, including the Option A4 of 1999 which he said is still greater and more transparent than the presently adopted system.