Ibom Peoples Congress (IPC) USA Inc. has announced its 3rd International Summit holding on August 14 & 15, 2013 in Washington DC, USA at Gaylord National Convention & Resort Center. A release made by Dr Tom Mbeke-Ekanem reads…
Despite aversions to the concept of democracy by the politicians and power brokers, its practice left much to be desired. Much of the practices are profoundly at variance with democracy as we know it. 
As indigenes of Akwa Ibom State worldwide, particularly in North America and Europe, we share a belief that it is not just enough to ask what the government can do for the people of our state, but to also contribute by doing and assisting government do for the people.
IPC hopes this summit will bring together various stakeholders and key players from home and abroad to come together to dialogue, exchange and rub minds with a view to improve governance in Akwa Ibom, nay Nigeria in line with democratic tenets. 
It is hoped that the effect of the summit will be immediate in Akwa Ibom and especially more effective leading up to and by 2015 when elections will be held in Nigeria.
The theme of the Summit, therefore, is: “Promoting Peace and Development in Akwa Ibom through Credible and Sustainable Democracy”…
Key areas assigned speakers are:
[Day One]: The Elections Process: Its Flaws and the Impact of Those Flaws; Transparency and Accountability; Self Interest vs State Interest; Role of Judiciary and Due Process in our Democracy; Efficient and Effective Use of Public Funds; The Challenge of Ethnic Rotation or Zoning Representation
[Day Two] (Featuring AKS Gubernatorial Candidates): Unemployment, Infra-structure and Economic Development; Marginalization in Oil Block Allocation and Crude Oil Lifting; and Impact of Insecurity on Democracy.
VENUE: Gaylord National Convention & Resort Center, Washington DC.
DATE: August 14 & 15, 2013
Or Call: (877) 491-0468 and ask for Ibom Peoples Congress Summit.
ROOM RATE: $189.00 (Regular Rate $289.00 per room)
Mr. Paul Inyang – President IPC
Dr. Tom Mbeke-Ekanem, REA – Chairman Summit Committee
Tel: 1-301-509-6077, 1-951-640-0737
Ibom Peoples Congress (IPC) USA is a grassroots organization whose membership is made up of Akwa Ibomites around the world most of whom reside in the United States of America. Its organizational motto is “Equality, Justice and Fairness.
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