Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has been appointed as the International Parliamentary Congress (IPC)’s Chief Coordinator for Africa.
Ekweremadu’s appointment was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary-General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif.
The letter which was dated October 26, 2020, read: “We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.
“IPC endeavours to promote parliamentary dialogue and oversight of Climate Change and Food Security; Human Rights; Peace, Security, Conflict Resolution and Interfaith Harmony; Trade, Investment and Development Corporation; Health Research; Standardisation, Quality Control, Human Development; and Observation of Elections across the world.
“To support IPC in achieving the noble cause, your influence, experience and goodwill shall help cover the whole of African region, enabling the IPC to directly partake in projects for general welfare of African nations and to uphold democracy,” the letter read.
Ekweremadu who is also Nigeria’s sole member of the Malta-based International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, the legislative arm of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, accepted the appointment saying: “I, therefore, accept the appointment with utmost sense of humility and appreciation, mindful of the fact that injustice, repression, poverty, hunger, environmental degradation, and weakening of democracy and its values in any part of the world equally holds severe consequences for the rest of the globe, hence we must all come together to work for the good of all.”