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INEC urges support for poll advisory council

27 August 2015, 07:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has solicited for the continued support of the newly-elected national executives of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) to pilot the political process. 

Zaraki said the Commission was aware of some disagreement and controversies over the recently held election of  national executives.

“This is not unexpected in any competitive election anywhere in the world," she said.

She said controversies were  indications of the relevance of IPAC by the parties themselves.

Zaraki nonetheless said INEC had looked into the petitions and counter petitions  arising from the elections and was inclined to agree with the processes and outcome of the elections.

"I implore the new executives to extend their hands of fellowship to those who lost at the election because your strength lies in unity,” Zakari said.

Also Read: Mimiko calls for INEC chairman's removal

The acting chairperson of INEC, made the appeal at the inauguration of the newly elected IPAC national executives in Abuja.

Zakari said the commission could not pilot the political process without  the cooperation of other stakeholders like IPAC.

“The Commission looks forward to extensive mobilization of all those who are eligible but not yet in the voter register to seize this opportunity to register," she said.

 IPAC, she said, should play its part in ensuring that the code of conduct for political parties continues to guide the behavior and conduct of political parties in the country.

"IPAC will need to sensitize all its members at the state and Local Government levels on this important  document,” Zakari said.

She said the Commission over the years had benefited from IPAC wealth of knowledge in various activities and programme, especially with regards to the innovations introduced to move the election process in Nigeria to new heights. 

- CAJ News

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