The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has urged political parties to promote transparency, fairness and internal democracy in their congresses and primary elections.
Chairman of the council in Yobe, Alhaji Umaru Kukuri, made the call on Sunday in an interview with journalists in Damaturu.
Kukuri, who is also the Chairman of National Conscience Party in the state, said transparency and fairness were key attributes to democratic growth.
“There are great political lessons to learn from the peaceful conduct of the APC congresses in the state.
“The ideals of IPAC as an umbrella body of political parties are to encourage parties to do the right thing to enhance the growth of democracy.
“Therefore, as political parties, we should all strive to promote peace, internal democracy and tolerance in our activities,” he said.
Kukuri attributed the common front adopted by the APC in the state as a major factor in the emergence of Alhaji Maimala Buni as National Secretary of the party.