IPAC wants deeper in­volve­ment in party af­fairs

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Mau­reen Onochie

The FCT chair­man of the In­ter-Party Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil (IPAC), Chief Anyaeg­bunam Okoye, has said that there is the need for IPAC to be deeply in­volved in the ac­tiv­i­ties of po­lit­i­cal par­ties so that it can ef­fec­tively mon­i­tor and pro­vide so­lu­tions where nec­es­sary.

Speak­ing dur­ing the Gen­eral As­sem­bly meet­ing of the Abuja chap­ter of the coun­cil over the weekend, he said the coun­cil was cre­ated with the man­date to re­solve cri­sis and en­lighten po­lit­i­cal par­ties on bet­ter ways to carry out their ac­tiv­i­ties “in or­der to bring peace­ful democ­racy in the FCT.”

He called on po­lit­i­cal par­ties to en­sure that they get the coun­cil in­volved in ev­ery congress they or­gan­ise so that it will con­trib­ute to the suc­cess of their ac­tiv­i­ties.

Anyaeg­bunam said the coun­cil was faced with the chal­lenges of ‘ very lit­tle or no’ re­source to run its af­fairs and ap­pealed to mem­bers that there would be no sit­ting al­lowances when­ever mem­bers meet pend­ing when it be­gins to get as­sis­tance and al­lo­ca­tions.

The coun­cil mem­bers also re­it­er­ated the need to or­gan­ise a sem­i­nar where po­lit­i­cal stake­hold­ers would come to­gether and brain­storm on the best ways to carry out the ac­tiv­i­ties of their par­ties and democ­racy at large.

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