By our correspondent
The leadership of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Ebonyi State has promised to work with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southeast and Ebonyi State to advance multi-party politics in the region.
IPAC made the pledge during a courtesy visit to the National Vice Chairman of the PDP in the Southeast Zone, Chief Ali Odefa in his Oshiri country home in Ebonyi State on Sunday.
Welcoming the IPAC leadership, led by its Ebonyi State Chapter Chairman, Comrade Nwogba Morgan Nnaemeka, Chief Ali Odefa assured that the PDP was open to collaboration and criticism alike as those are the basic ingredients of democracy . The PDP leader assured the IPAC members that the PDP was committed to protecting multi-party democracy in Nigeria.
Chief Odefa, however called on the political parties to eschew violence in their political activities saying that Nigeria remains a multi-party democracy and that every Nigerian was constitutionally guaranteed the right of freedom of association including that of belonging to any political party of their choice.
Earlier in his speech, Comrade Nwogba said that IPAC embarked on the courtesy visit to Odefa to felicitate with him on his elevation to the National Vice Chairman of a member party of IPAC, the PDP. The IPAC leader noted that PDP though the biggest party in Ebonyi State since Nigeria returned to democratic rule in 1999, the PDP had remained a partner in the nation-building process in Nigeria.
Other senior members of the IPAC delegation include, the Chairman NCMP, Njoku Evans; Chairman, ZLP, Obiya Sebastine; Chairman of PRP, Comrade Nwode Sunday; Chairman of ACD, Comrade Splendow Eze amongst others