IPAC Inaugurates new officials in Taraba
Jethro Yerga, Jalingo
The Taraba State Chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), last Saturday, inaugurated new officials at the Taraba State INEC Banquet Hall, Jalingo to pilot its affairs for the next two years.
The inauguration which was conducted by the National Secretary of the Association, Alh. Yusuf Mamman and a legal luminary, Boettye Jabbe Harry (Esq), a principal legal officer of INEC Taraba State, followed a peaceful, credible and fair election which produced the nine principal officers of the council.
Though all the officers for the other various positions emerged through concrete consensus, the position of the Legal Adviser was contested between Hassan Adamu of the ADC and Mustapha H. Abubakar of the ADP, where Mustapha H. Abubakar scored nine votes to defeated Hassan Adamu who scored only four votes.
Hence, Hon. Kuriya T. Auta of the PDP was returned as the chairman of the Taraba State IPAC. Alh. Isadu Abubakar also of the PDP returned as Deputy Vice Chairman, Hamman Mohd of Accord Party was inaugurated as the Secretary and Bello A. A Mbela of AAC takes Assistant Secretary.
The position of Treasurer goes to Mrs Esther J. Guima of the Labour party, while that of the Organizing Secretary goes to Jonah Bako of the ADM.
Also, Alh. Saidu Danejo of NRM takes Publicity Secretary, Alh. Bello Adamu of ZLP, Financial Secretary
While Alh. Mustapha H, Abubakar of ADP emerged Legal Adviser of the Council.
Responding on behalf of the newly inaugurated exco shortly after their inauguration processes, the chairman, Hon. Kuriya Auta, appreciated members and representatives of INEC and Security Agencies for the peaceful conduct of the election and pledged that they would justify the confidence reposed in them.
He advised political parties to avoid political violence, thuggery and other inhuman activities that destroy the peace and unity of the people so that together they would build a better society, where everybody would be proud to associate with.
The chairman who particularly applauded the giant roles INEC had been playing over the years towards installing leaders at various levels in the country, encouraged all the political parties to do more on sensitizing members of the society to go out in mass to register in the ongoing Voters Continuous Registration to enable them elect leaders of their choice in the next general elections.
Earlier, the National Secretary, Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Yusuf Maman who doubled as the Returning Officer, had advised the officials to strictly follow the code of conduct of IPAC in the discharge of their duties in order not to derail in their responsibilities.
He stated that the initial tenure of only one year which was observed by IPAC officials had been reviewed such that the newly inaugurated exco would now spend two-year tenure in office.
Asked why t APC, the main opposition party in the state and two other political parties were absent at the election, Alh. Maman said it was at their discretion to join the association or not, especially that joining the association is a voluntary issue.
“Again we did not receive any complain from any political party regarding our activities. So the fact that only three political parties out of 18 recognized by INEC are not here, does not stop us from conducting the election”. He added.
Meanwhile, the election which was
witnessed by the representative of INEC, Mallam Usman Ibrahim, was equally supervised by representatives of many Security Agencies including the representative of DSS and the Police in the state.