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IPAC to conduct election for state chapters

09 September 2013, 16:15

Abuja - The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) said on Monday that it planned to conduct elections for its state chapters to be monitored by INEC.

The National Chairman of the council, Yinusa Tanko, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the election would be held across the country.

"Although no date has been stipulated for the elections, every state will be carried along in the exercise," Tanko said.

On the method to be adopted for the exercise, he said that the council would divide parties into zones and states.

According to him, the National Assembly has been informed about the planned election.

He said that the council wanted to ensure that all the political parties existed in the states before conducting the poll to ensure free, fair and credible election.

"There are 25 political parties at the moment and every political party will be allowed to contest for the positions available in IPAC election.

"We have been demanding for free and fair elections; we must start with ourselves through transparency.''

Tanko said the council would soon meet to deliberate on the role expected of the states in the exercise.

He listed the positions to be contested as chairman, deputy chairman, secretary, publicity secretary, financial secretary and national secretary.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that IPAC is the umbrella body for all the existing 25 political parties in Nigeria as well as an intermediary between political parties and INEC.

-  NAN

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