Chief Peter Ameh of the People’s Progressive Party (PPA) has been elected National Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC).
Ameh polled 51 votes to defeat his closest rival, Dr Chekwas Okorie of United People’s Party (UPP) who polled 28 votes on Wednesday in Abuja while Mr Michael Ndu of the Alliance for United Nigeria(AUN) had just one vote.
In a remark, Ameh called on political parties and politicians to put patriotism above other interests, especially in the build up toward the 2019 general elections.
Chief Peter Ameh called on parties to sustain the spirit of sportsmanship and high level of patriotism displayed before during and after the election.
“Everyone is a winner at the end of this election because of the high level of maturity and commitment to the credible election.
“That is the way election into any office should always go in the country. It is a call to serve the nation and not self, I urge us to sustain this sense of maturity,” Ameh said.
Also elected were Geff Ojinika of C4Cwho emerged the Deputy National Chairman, having defeated Mr Garshon Benson of Democratic Peoples Party (DPP).
Also, Alhaji Abubakar of UPN lost to Eunice Atuejie of NIP who emerged the new Deputy Secretary of IPAC.
In an interview with reporters shortly after the election, Mr Ademola Babatunde, the National Chairman, Nigerian Community Movement Party(NCMP), noted that the successful conduct of the election had restored hope for the nation’s politics.