Following the deregistration of some political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), the Enugu State chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has elected new executives with chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerging as officers.
The the APC Chairman, Dr Ben Nwoye emerged as Secretary, his PDP counterpart, Augustine Nnamani emerged as Publicity Secretary.
The new chairman, Mr. Ken Ike of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) said the election was peaceful, adding that it was sequel to a directive from the national leadership of IPAC for them to streamline elective positions in the organisation especially with the deregistration of 74 political parties earlier in the year.
“There was need to fill the gap created by the deregistration. So, IPAC Enugu State issued notice of this meeting to all the registered political parties.
“Out of the 17 political parties that are operational in Enugu State, 16 participated in the election. It was also monitored by the INEC and relevant security agencies. We were able to harmonize and elect the new leadership.
“This election is an opportunity for everyone of us to contribute our quote for the promotion of good governance and democracy in Enugu State. We are not going to let the people down in this onerous task,” Ike assured.
Other members of the executive include: Dr. Ben Nwoye, State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who was elected secretary, Hon. Augustine Nnamani, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, – Publicity Secretary, Hon. Edwin Alor of the Accord Party – Treasurer, Hon. Stella Chukwuma of the ADC- Organizing and Welfare Secretary, Hon. Nnaemeka Okoh of the AAC- Financial Secretary and Hon. Elvis Ugwuoke of the ZLP – Youth Policy Adviser.