The National Peace Council (NPC) has commended the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for their second thought to return to the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC).
It follows their daunting task of convincing the main opposition party to rejoin the Committee after their withdrawal in March 2021.
Recalling the processes that led to their success, the NPC said, “It will be recalled that after the 2020 elections, the National Democratic Congress decided not to attend the Inter-Party Advisory Committee meetings. This became a matter of concern to all Stakeholders in Ghana’s democratic and elections space. At a Post-Elections Stakeholders’ workshop organized by the National Peace Council at Ada in 2021, the participants tasked the National Peace Council to facilitate the return of the NDC to IPAC.
“The NPC therefore engaged the NDC, E.C and several other stakeholders to facilitate the NDC’s return to IPAC. On 14th December 2023, during a Stock-taking conference, organized by the National Peace Council at Peduase, as part of the preparations towards the 2024 elections, the National Democratic Congress responded to the appeal of the National Peace Council by publicly committing to return to the Inter-Party Advisory Committee.”
The Council observed that the NDC in tangent to this, has partaken in all meetings of the IPAC this year and hopes the commitment made will be sustained to further strengthen the existing democratic credentials of Ghana.
It further urged all stakeholders in the political space to use dialogue and consensus building to ensure free, fair, credible, and peaceful 2024 elections.