The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has sought the assist and cooperation of journalists towards a peaceable and profitable forthcoming Plateau South Senatorial bye-election, in Plateau State.
The electoral umpire additionally promised to supply “sufficient and well timed” data to journalists to allow goal reportage.
This was disclosed by the Head, Publicity and Voter Schooling of the fee within the state, Mrs Marylisa Uloko, when she visited members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau Council.
Uloko, who was newly posted to the state, stated the function of the media in guaranteeing free, truthful and credible polls can’t be overemphasised.
“The media play a key function within the success of each election; what you report goes a great distance in guaranteeing elections are carried out peacefully.
“You’re all conscious of the forthcoming Senatorial bye-election slated for October 31, 2020, we’ll want your assist and cooperation to conduct a hitch-free ballot,” she appealed.
Uloko urged reporters to hunt clarifications earlier than going to the press.
She urged members of the chapel to accord her similar assist and cooperation to allow her to succeed.
Chairman of the Chapel, Comrade Gyang Bere, thanked Uloko for the go to and promised to ease her work within the state by most assist and cooperation.
“We’re companions in progress; we’ve had a cordial working relationship with INEC up to now and it has not modified.
“We will cooperate and assist you as a result of we’re all working in the direction of strengthening our democracy and making the society higher,” he stated.
DAILY POST recollects that the Senatorial bye-election was necessitated on account of the demise of Sen. Ignatius Longjan in February 2020, who represented the Southern Senatorial District within the State.