IPAC re­solves cri­sis

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ab­bas Ji­moh

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.

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