INEC Seeks Greater Partnership With Media

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has made a case for greater partnership with media, especially in the implementation of the new electoral law.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, represented by Chief Festus Okoye, the INEC Commissioner in Charge of Voter Education, made the call at the Town Hall Meeting /Capacity Building for Editors, organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, in Abuja on Thursday.

Yakubu described the passage of the Electoral Law as timely, saying the media played a proactive role in the success of the passage of the law.

He said INEC was ready to fully implement the Electoral Law for the conduct of credible elections as activities for the February 2023 General Elections.

Yakubu further assured that the commission would always be willing to provide the needed information that will guarantee full implementation of the new Electoral Law.

He however commended the media for peaceful transition of power during the former President Goodluck Jonathan to the present administration.

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