The Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC has urged United Nations, UN to work closely with Nigerian government and all registered political parties in Nigeria to further deepen the country’s democracy.
IPAC National Chairman, Peter Ameh made the call in a statement in Abuja.
Ameh made the call while reacting to the statement credited to the U.N Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the U.N Office for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas on numbers of registered parties in Nigeria.
He expressed concern that Chambas during his visit to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC said that the high number of political parties in West African countries posed challenges to electorate.
Ameh, who is also the National Chairman of Progressives Peoples Alliance, PPA said the position of Chambas was condemnable, as it encouraged autocracy.
He said it was indeed of great concern to hear Chambas expressing such views as he did, in 21st century when democracy and world peace was under threat in most African countries as a result of dictatorships and perceived centralisation of governments.