The Media is a critical stakeholder for credible election in Edo – IPC
The International Press Centre, IPC, has encouraged security agencies to be professional in the discharge of their duties and recognize the media as a critical factor for credible and peaceful elections in Edo State.
IPC Executive Director, Mr. Lanre Arogundade made the call while speaking against the emerging accusations and counter-accusations by political actors and other players in the electoral process and state governorship election tomorrow.
Mr Arogundade, who noted that though the signing of the peace accord had allayed fears of the electorate, said there was the need for stakeholders including the observers to provide the journalists covering the elections with useful information to ensure the credibility of the electoral process.
IPC Executive Director also encouraged the journalists to shun partisan politics, be safety conscious and report any form of attack to the relevant agencies, especially the state chapter of NUJ for prompt action.