The National Chairman, Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA), Chief Peter Ameh, has emerged as the chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC).
In a keenly contested election on Wesnesday in Abuja, Ameh polled 51 votes to defeat his closest rival, Chief Chekwas Okorie of the United Peoples Party (UPP) who got 28 votes and Michael Ndu Bye who got one vote.
The results of the elections was announced by the IPAC, electoral committee chairman, Yunusa Tanko.
Other candidates elected by delegates at the election included: Geff Ojinika, deputy national chairman, 42 votes; Georgina Dakpokpo, national secretary, 42; Eunice Atuejie, deputy national secretary, 49 and Okey Chikwendu, national treasurers who got 46 votes.
Others are: Olusegun Peters, national financial secretary, 48; Ikenga Ugochinyere (national publicity secretary, 45; Hamisu Santuraki, national organising secretary, 46; and Kenneth Udeze, national legal adviser, 49 votes.
Chief Ameh, however, pledged to unite the body and work with all members.
He said that the core values of IPAC will be brought to fore in its discharge of its duties.
The National Chairman, Nigeria Community Movement Party (NCMP), Ademola Abidemi, described the election as victory for the nation’s democracy.
“This shows that ordinary Nigerians can gain victory for leadership positions without godfathers in 2019,” he added.