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By RaymonUgwu…23rd Feb.2021

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Enugu State chapter in conjunction with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today organised her first retreat/maiden colloquium for all political party leaders in the state.

In his Paper, titled “understanding political party in a developing country” the Enugu State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hon. Emeka Ononamadu, identified pro poor policies, unity of purpose, promotion of rule of law, building viable alliances, amongst many others as factors that will enable political parties to be stronger and effective in their respective domains.

Hon. Ononamadu admonished party leaders to shun all manner of inappropriate conducts during and after electioneering periods but to always work for the common good and progress of the state and the country at large.

The electoral umpire further used the opportunity to appreciate all political stakeholders and the good people of Enugu for their peaceful conducts during the 2019 general elections.

“according to him, I’ am at peace in Enugu because of the manner at which party officials, stakeholders, and residents conduct themselves during elections. They refuse to heat up the polity and put pleasure on me as obtainable in other states of the federation. So I’ am deeply glad to serve as Enugu REC”

Speaking at the event, the executive Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was represented by his special adviser on inter-party affairs, Rt. Hon. Barr. Jonathan Chukwuma, reiterates his resolve to collaborate with all political party and work in synergy with stakeholders and the good people of Enugu in other to enable Enugu maintain her current status as the most peaceful state in the federation.

Also Speaking, in his paper presentation titled “Leadership and political Party Administration” Chief Enyinnaya Onyekwere emphasized on the need for political parties to encourage internal democracy, shun division among party executives, eschew Godfatherism in other to ensure healthy management and organisation of their various political parties.

The third paper presenter in the retreat and Head of Enugu State INEC training unit, Mrs. Rose Ezeugwu, who spoke on the topic ” Significance of Regular Capacity Building For Party Administrators and Leaders” stressed the need for party administrators to be abreast with the knowledge of information technology in other to enable there party stay relevant in today’s political eco-system.

according to Mrs. Ezeugwu, “political party leaders and administrators need regular training to acquire the body of knowledge, skills and ideas that would enable the political parties deliver quality services and occupy effectively its political space in the political eco-system.”

Earlier in his Welcome address, the IPAC chairman Enugu state Chapter, Barr. Ken ikeh stated that the aim of the retreat is to educate, reposition, and refresh the minds of party leaders for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency in the discharge of their duties.

Barr. Ikeh commended the state INEC officials for organising the retreat and further thanked the executive governor of the state, Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for creating a level playing ground for all political parties in the state.

In an interview with Pure News Reporters Correspondent, The Chairman of Enugu State Accord Party and the state treasurer of IPAC, Hon. Edwin Alor thanked IPAC executives and INEC for the initiative and also stressed the need to make the programme a continuous one.

The retreat/colloquium which witnessed series of lectures and paper presentations served as a platform for party leaders from different political parties at state level to brainstorm and share ideas on how to effectively move their various parties forward.


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