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IPAC reconstitutes dispute resolution committee

IPAC Chairman and some Chairmen of different registered political parties in the country.

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has reconstituted the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (ADRC) in line with the provisions of the IPAC Code of Conduct.

IPAC Chairman, Alhaji Yagbagi Sani, who announced this in Abuja while briefing newsmen after the Council’s General Assembly meeting, said the committee would not only enhance the stability of the polity, but checkmate the negative attitude of some politicians, who destabilise the polity for their selfish interests.

Alhaji Sani also said the action would enable the political class to employ necessary in-house mechanisms to solve issues of disagreement.

The Council was also planning to carry out a post-mortem of the 2023 General election after May 29 when the process would have reached its logical conclusion, he explained.

“It is our belief that the recommendations of the meeting and other similar future engagements will go a long way in shaping future legislations and policies that will promote credible, free, fair, peaceful and inclusive elections in the Country “.

Other programmes being put  in place to ensure that members were well informed and equipped for the task ahead  included, according to him, capacity-building for party leaders in collaboration with the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies; and the IPAC Peer-Review Mechanism  to assess performance of State Governors and the effectiveness of State legislatures and National Assembly in law making towards attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .

Additionally, the council would establish a Zonal Peer-Assessment Team of experts that would work in collaboration with a six-member Committee comprising a chairman, two Co-Chairman, Secretary, Deputy Secretary and a member.

The team would, he continued, put in place a mechanism that would ensure that the political leaderships at all levels of government achieve the SDGs in their constituencies.

Alhaji  Sani also called on  all stakeholders  to support  the IPAC leadership  to achieve the  laudable programme aimed at deepening democracy in the country.

Reporting by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor