December 2, 2022

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2023: Yakubu requires promotion of issue-based campaigns  

INEC chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Chairman of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has expressed the fee’s willingness to co-operate with  media organisations to advertise issue-based campaigns within the nation.

The INEC chairman noticed that issue-based politics is central to electoral democracy, and famous that the extra media organisations have interaction events and their candidates on issue-based politics, the higher our electoral democracy.

The chairman made the statement when he acquired a delegation from the Media Belief Group, led by the Chairman of the Each day Belief Advisory Board on 2023 Common Election, Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, on the INEC headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday, seventeenth August, 2022.

Yakubu noticed that “the Nigerian Election Debate Group and media shops have been doing their greatest organising debates earlier than main low season elections and through the common election.”

He mentioned, “I’m completely happy that one of many main media organisations within the nation can be becoming a member of to advance the reason for our democracy. The extra organisations have interaction the higher the electoral democracy.”  

The chairman appreciated Each day Belief for its goal {and professional} protection of INEC and its actions, in addition to the electoral course of typically. 

He welcomed their involvement in election debate and urged them to increase their advocacy and engagement to cowl areas often not lined by the mainstream media.

He assured that the fee is a keen associate in progress and can proceed to function an open-door coverage with the media when it comes to content material and knowledge sharing. 

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Prof. Yakubu maintained that INEC is responsibility certain as a public service establishment to take action, and would reply to particular request by Media organisations within the curiosity of the electoral course of and the nation.

Earlier, whereas explaining the aim of their go to, the chief of the delegation, Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, mentioned they have been on the fee’s headquarters to temporary the administration of INEC on their plans for the 2023 common election.

He mentioned Each day Belief and its related media platforms have been very dedicated to the promotion of issue-based politics within the nation.

“We imagine that this 2023 election is the chance to lift the query of issue-based politics to its highest level in our historical past. We’re conscious that the Fee its self could be very a lot a part of that tradition of the promotion of the issue-based politics”, Prof. Jibrin added.

The chief of the Belief delegation added that “given our dedication as a media group, we’re planning various particular interventions that relate to creating the campaigns a central fulcrum round which points will emerge on which voters will take their choices on which candidate and celebration to help”.

Prof. Jibrin defined additional that INEC can be one of many pillars round which the collection of media actions can be organised on account of its key position within the electoral course of. He requested members of the Fee to be a part of a few of the programmes to offer clarification the place crucial for INEC to offer content material and knowledge as properly. 

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