The Lagos State chapter of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has constituted a committee to strengthen harmony among registered political parties in the state.
State chairman of the council, Mr Kola Ajayi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
He said the six -man committee (Technical Committee) was constituted at the council’s general assembly on Friday.
He said the committee had Chief Adegboyega Adeniji of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) as its Chairman and Mr Solomon Orji of Citizens Popular Party (CPP) as General Secretary.
He said other members are , Mr Biodun Popoola, Labour Party, Prince Adeshina Olayokun, All Progressives Grand Alliance, Mr Lateef Adegoroye, African People’s Alliance and Mr Olawale Idowu, Mega Progressive People’s Party.
Ajayi said that apart from ensuring resolution of disputes among political parties, the committee had the responsibility to monitor the implementation of code of conduct of parties and furnish the council with periodic reports.
He said the committee would investigate cases of misconduct by political parties and recommend sanctions in accordance with existing IPAC laws.
“Also, it is the duty of the committee to receive and treat complaints and propose to IPAC’s general assembly the appropriate sanctions”he said.
Ajay said the committee would start work immediately after inauguration by the end of the week.
He said IPAC was committed to the harmonious relationship among parties and strict adherence to code of conduct of parties.
The chairman said the council would do its best to ensure the peaceful conduct of the July 22 council polls, calling on the Lagos State Independent Electoral commission (LASIEC) to constantly engage the council to achieve the objective.