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
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
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
"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.
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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
"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