Ekiti INEC Partners NUJ to End Voters Apathy
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Ekiti State has promised to partner with the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Ekiti State Council towards recording more success in the electoral processes.
Ekiti State Resident Electoral Commissioner REC, Dr Adeniran Tella made the promise in Ado Ekiti when the Ekiti State NUJ Chairman, Mr Rotimi Ojomoyela led other executive members of the union on a courtesy visit to the commission.
Dr Tella explained that such a partnership would enable INEC to engage the expertise and commitment of journalists in the area of information dissemination, voter’s education and address the issue of voters apathy.
He explained that the media remain one of the critical sector that the commission would never toy with.
Also speaking, the Administrative Secretary of INEC, Venerable Stephen Ojewande noted that some of the demands made by NUJ would be looked into.
Earlier, the Chairman of NUJ in Ekiti State, Mr Rotimi Ojomoyela solicited the support of INEC towards training of journalists on contemporary reportage of electoral processes.
Mr Ojomoyela, who also sought the assistance of the electoral body in other areas, promised that the union would cooperate with INEC before, during and after the 2022 governorship election to achieve success.