IPAC is the umbrella body of all the existing 25 political parties in Nigeria.
A new leadership of the Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, emerged on Wednesday with the election of Yunusa Tanko as its new chairman.
Mr. Tanko is the National Chairman of the National Conscience Party, NCP. He polled 12 votes to defeat his opponent, Mohammed Nalado of the Accord Party, AP, who got 11 votes.
IPAC is the umbrella body of all the existing 25 political parties in Nigeria which also serves an advisory body to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The result of the election conducted in the Conference Room of INEC, also saw shows that
Peter Ameh of the Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA) was elected as the Secretary of the body having defeated Dele Ajadi of the Action Alliance (AA) with 13 votes to 10.
A Deputy Director in INEC, Toyin Babalola, was the returning officer of the election.
A total of 23 out of the 25 registered parties participated in the election. All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA and the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN were the two parties not represented at the election.
Speaking at the event, the National Commissioner in charge of Political Parties Monitoring Committee, PPMC, Amina Zakara, congratulated both the winners and losers and charged them to work together for the wellbeing of the association.
“We have waited all this while and we are happy that winners have emerged for the two positions of Chairman and the Secretary,” she said.
“We hope that with this election, we can be able to move IPAC forward and have proper discussions as political parties. We hope to inaugurate properly the IPAC committee and then we look at the other outstanding matters of the code of conduct and the elections of some other positions. We wish to thank you for cooperating with INEC and hope that our relationship will continue”.