IPAC Promises Healthy Competition


The Chairman of the Inter
Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Chief Davies Ikanya, has justified the existence of the body and assured that it would enable them provide a level-playing ground for all political parties.
Chief Ikanya who made the clarification in a chat with newsmen at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, said the importance of IPAC is to advice the parties on the rules of the game and to have a meeting point for all political parties to talk to themselves.
He noted that differences in party affiliation notwithstanding, the parties are going to operate in the same state and therefore  the interest of the state must be put above all considerations.
The IPAC chairman promised to provide good leadership, stressing that “I am going to make sure we have  a level-playing ground for all political parties, putting our state above all considerations. We are going to work together to have a healthy debate.
On defection of some APC members to other political parties, he said while some persons were leaving the APC, the party was equally gaining more from other parties and  cited the case of former Khana council chairman that has boosted the presence of the party in the area.
Commenting on recent crisis at the state High Court complex, the party chairman said everybody was expecting judicial settlement of the crisis in the judiciary before the State police commissioner Mr. Bature,escalated the crisis by escorting a High Court Judge to break into the court premise.
He advised the new Commisisoner of Police not to allow himself to be used to destablise the relative peace prevalent in the state, noting that Rivers people would resist any imposition as right thinking people but would corporate with the police command to perform its professional duty.