In C’River, Attah succeeds Ogar Osim as IPAC chairman.. Anthony Bissong Attah, the leader of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Cross River State, has been reelected as the head of the state’s Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC).
In an election that was overseen by a team from Abuja headed by Yusuf Dantalle, the national chairman of the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, and national secretary of IPAC, he received 12 out of 16 votes.
By winning the election again, Ambassador Ogar Osim, Chairman of the Labour Party, who was elected more than a year ago to unseat Attah, replaces Attah, who had previously held the position for one term.
In a letter dated August 22, 2022, and signed by Alhaji Yabagi Yusuf Sani, national chairman of IPAC, the national headquarters of IPAC gave the go-ahead for the election to be conducted in the INEC office in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State.
The letter, which was delivered to the national head of INEC in Abuja, also ordered the holding of comparable elections in five other states, including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Benue, Kwara, Ebonyi, and Ekiti.
Attah’s reelection was observed in Cross River State by Mrs. Emeh, the director of INEC’s EPM department, and representatives of the Department of State Security (DSS).
The honor belongs to God Almighty, and this triumph is dedicated to Cross River State.
Attah was re-elected, and Ogar Osim declared, “I freely took up the position of deputy chairman that was vacant. I listened to arguments that suggested I shouldn’t actively engage in the election in order to devote all of my attention to forming the Labour Party, but I shouldn’t totally sever ties with IPAC.
The public will decide, Attah said in response to a question from reporters about whether his re-election will improve the YPP’s chances in the state House of Assembly contest he is competing in the following year.
“I am grateful to all of my colleagues and the entire State for the immense support and confidence exhibited in me,” Attah continued in a statement. Even though there was a winner and a loser, I had no interest in competing.
I’m ready to work with all political stakeholders as the important general elections of 2023 approach. We must work together to ensure a smooth general election in order to preserve the state’s reputation for peace.