The Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC Chairman, Alhaji Yagbagi Sani addressing Journalists in Abuja
Photo: Ogochukwu Okoronkwo/Radio Nigeria
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has called on all stakeholders to embark on deliberate actions that will help to reconcile, heal and unite the nation.
IPAC Chairman, Alhaji Yagbagi Sani, who made the call in Abuja while briefing newsmen after the Council’s General Assembly meeting, said the action would eliminate the “winner takes all syndrome” and engender ethno-religious inclusivity.
The council, he remarked, wanted the 10th senate to reserve the position of Senate President to the South-East or South-South geo-political zone to ensure federal character as enshrined in the 1999 constitution (as amended) and “ethno-religious balancing”.
”This will help to restore confidence of the people from the South-East and South-South geo-political zones and indeed all Nigerians in the unity of the country thereby helping to calm frayed nerves”.
IPAC was demanding more appointments of women and youth in government as the most vibrant demographic groups in the country as no nation would make progress without the active participation of women and youth, he stated.
According to Alhaji Sani, this is the only way to “carry Nigerians along in governance” and provide the essential dividends of democracy.
Reporting by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Tony Okerafor