Inter-Party Council canvasses transparent polls in February

FILE PHOTO: Voters casting their vote (3)
FILE PHOTO: Voters casting their vote

The umbrella body of all Nigeria’s registered political parties, Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, IPAC, has appealed for commitment to credible and violence- free electoral process by all individuals and institutions involved in the February general elections.

The group made the appeal in a statement by its publicity secretary, Godson Okoye, on Wednesday.

It called “for free, fair, credible, acceptable and violence free general election in February,” while noting that “the 2015 election is a defining moment for Nigerians to showcase our rich political culture and democratic encounter.”

While stressing optimism that the polls would be transparent and peaceful, IPAC, however, urged political parties to support the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in deepening and strengthening Nigeria’s democracy by abiding by the code of conduct which they had already subscribed to.

It also appealed to registered voters who are yet to get permanent voters’ card to ensure they are not disenfranchised by going to secure their cards.

“IPAC enjoins all registered voters who have not collected their permanent voters’ cards to go INEC offices at their respective Local Government Areas ​and collect them so as not to be disenfranchised,” the statement urged.

The group announced its plan to organise nationwide public enlightenment programme in collaboration with INEC and enjoined political parties to participate.

It said, “IPAC in conjunction with INEC will embark on public enlightenment programme in all the six geopolitical zones in the country starting with North Central zone which will hold in Abuja on 10th January 2015. The road-show will kick off from Garki II Model Market, Abuja from 9.am.”


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  • Hambolu Segun

    Na was o. APC must explain while PDP must also tell Nigerians their relationship with a known BH sponsor by the name of sheriff.

  • salako

    Explain your connection with BH sponsor Nigerians ask Olisa Metuh and PDP.

  • Raqruq

    And you parade her in Police uniform

  • Olamide

    Not quite long, the PDP said they would ensure a free and fair elections in February. The shootings in PortHarcourt is a perfect example that they are encouraging violence in the forthcoming elections. If its members & supporters could shoot at unarmed members of another party, what should happen in February. I indulge the APC to be calm and not to involve in any sort of reprisal attack. The Jonathan led government is expiring next month.The international community is watching all these unfortunate happenings

  • Khadijah D.

    President Jonathan and his economic team arrived at N97 per litre of petrol in 2012 following increase in price of crude oil up to $120 per barrel in the international market. Now that crude prices has fallen below $48 per barrel, what is the justification for the government to retain the current pump price of petrol at N97 per litre?

    The same government illegally shared over N2.5 trillion to oil thieves in 2011 (Jonathan’s election year) as petrol subsidy payment without appropriation, whereas only N240 billion (N20b x 12) was lawfully budgeted for the same purpose in the same year.

    GEJ’s type of democracy is certainly not for the people!!!

  • ONE NIGERIA

    God! Help Nigeria.

  • Chris1408

    This administration only cares about how much they can loot, not Nigerians welfare. They’ll never reduce it, instead tell us why they need to increase it.