IPAC Cross River State Meets Police Commissioner, Advocates Violence Free Election
The newly elected Executive Council, Inter-Party Advisory Council –IPAC, led by its Chairman, Ambassador Ogar Osim has on Tuesday 25th January, 2022 visited the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan at the CRS Police Command in Calabar.
Addressing the Police Boss, Ambassador Osim appreciated the Police effort in improving security in the State and also thank him for granting IPAC audience nonetheless the short notice.
Osim said IPAC considered it necessary to visit the State Command considering the unavoidable role of Police in maintaining peace, orderliness and security of lives and properties. He added that IPAC being the umbrella body of registered political parties in Nigeria has among other duties, the unrelenting task of ensuring that political parties fulfil their roles of strengthening and deepening internal democracy and encouraging good governance at all levels of Government in the State as well as the sensitization of electorates on the need to participate actively and responsibly in the electioneering processes.’ ‘Our statutory duty will be easily achieved with the support of relevant key players in the polity such as the Police, hence our wish to visit you today.’ IPAC wish is to ensure a violence free bye election in February, 2022 as well as the general election in 2023 in Cross River State and beyond.’
Ambassador Osim prayed the Almighty God to keep protecting the Commissioner and members of his team.
The IPAC State Organizing Secretary, Mr. Chris Eyibio in his words, commended the Police Boss for all round improvement in service delivery, also for the recent visit of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba to Cross River State which attracted some dividends to the State.
Mr. Eyibio called for effective synergy between IPAC and the Police during and after elections so that some of the ills perpetuated by electioneers maybe addressed and circumvented accordingly.
In response, the Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan noted the kind words of encouragement by the IPAC leadership.
He congratulated the newly elected IPAC Chairman and his executive and said ‘IPAC is a very important organ in the overall success of Government, especially during election activities, hence the Police will always collaborate with IPAC in its arrangements during every election because IPAC is the catalyst of Peace between all Political Parties. ‘This visit is timely for it has enabled us to kick start work towards the bye Election which will serve as a test for the general elections’ He said.
He called for regular meetings between IPAC and Police even as he promised to include IPAC during the next visit of the IGP to Cross River State and also visit IPAC Office in Cross River State.