IPAC resolves crisis
The leadership crisis rocking the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has been resolved, yesterday, with the two factional leaders signing a peace treaty.
The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) brokered the peace meeting which was attended by leaders of 21 registered political parties.
The factional chairmen of the IPAC, Alhaji Bashir Yusif Ibrahim, of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), and Comrade Peter Ameh, a member of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA), signed the peace treaty titled: “Mediation Settlement Agreement.”
The seven-point agreement resolved, among things, the barring of the two contending chairmen from contesting any position during the national election of the council slated for Tuesday, August 2, in Abuja.
It was also agreed that a twoman committee of Barrister Emeka Igwe of PDC and Mr Agbo Major of the NNPP, should convene a meeting of the General Assembly to suspend section 7(3)(V) of IPAC Code of Conduct for Political parties 2013, to enable the date of the election to be re-considered, but not later than next Tuesday.
Political parties that attended the event included the ACD; ACPN; UPP; DPP; PDC; AA; UDP; PDM; CPP; APC; ID; PPN; MPPP; APA; UDP; DPC; KOWA; FRESH; UPN; PPA and ACCORD.