The Interparty Committee comprising representatives of registered political parties (both the ruling and opposition parties) yesterday 21 April 2016 issued a communiqué on their mandates and the current political situation. The communiqué reads as follows:
COMMUNNIQUE OF THE INTER-PARTY COMMITTEE MEETING AT THE IEC HEADQUARTERS ON WEDNESDAY 20TH APRIL 2016
Meeting in a climate of mutual understanding and respect, to review the MOU establishing the Interparty Committee in order to ensure its observance, the IEC, UN Resident Coordinator, US Ambassador and the EU Ambassador appearing as observers, representatives of both the ruling party and the political opposition agreed as follows:
- a) That we will reconvene to revitalize and restructure the Interparty Committee to promote peaceful political party activities and the holding of free, fair and genuine elections;
- b) To transform the Interparty Committee into an effective and efficient crisis prevention management and resolution mechanism;
- c) To address the current political tensions by establishing an ad hoc committee of the Interparty Committee which is charged with the responsibility of engaging in dialogue with all the civil and security authorities to address the current political tensions and prevent future ones.
Done this 20th Day of April 2016.