Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, has stated categorically that Mallam Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim is the authentic chairman of the council following his victory in the July 24, 2015, election monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
It would be recalled that the newly elected executive committee of IPAC was sworn-in at a public ceremony in the conference hall of INEC on August 26, 2015.
In a press statement, the publicity secretary of IPAC, Chief Dike Ogbuehi said the executive committee of the council commended leaders of political parties for their unflinching support, cooperation and solidarity during the election and swearing-in of the new executive committee.
Ogbuehi said IPAC would keep soliciting their support and cooperation in the implementation of the blueprint of the new executive committee in order to take the council to the next level.
He regretted that Mr. Peter Ameh, who lost the July 24 chairmanship election to Mallam Bashir Ibrahim, was still parading himself as IPAC chairman.
The publicity secretary added that Mr. Ameh would do himself a world of good if he desists from this misrepresentation and abide by the decision of the majority of IPAC members who elected Ibrahim as their chairman.
Ogbuehi cautioned Mr. Ameh to realise that his actions constituted a gross violation of the Political Parties Code of Conduct 2013 to which he was a signatory.
The scribe stated that while effort was being made to bring Mr. Ameh back to the mainstream of IPAC, he insisted that the council would not hesitate to invoke the Code of Conduct against its erring members who persist in conduct capable of undermining its integrity and cohesion.
He maintained that no member would be allowed to constitute himself into a nuisance as no member was above the law.
Ogbuehi, therefore, called on party leaders to set aside their differences and join hands with the new executive committee in the task of building a strong IPAC that would deepen and strengthen the country’s nascent democracy.

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