Igini Canvass For Media Collaboration to Reduce Voter Apathy In Cross River

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Mike Igini, REC, Cross River State
Mike Igini, REC, Cross River State

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River State Barrister Mike Igini has called on relevant stakeholders, particularly the Media to support the commission in its drive to commence mass voter education to sensitize the electorates on their rights and responsibilities as 2015 general elections get close.

Speaking with newsmen at the retreat of Interagency Advisory committee held at Tinapa Resort, Calabar, the State INEC Boss said such partnership will discourage voter apathy and build more confidence in the minds of electorates.

Igini said in Cross River State, the major broadcast and print media houses, reputable online platforms as well as traditional media will be employed to reach out to the rural communities.

He re-emphasized that, INEC under his watch in Cross River state will perform its responsibilities according to law and in line with the mandate of the commission led by Professor Attahiru Jega.

“Voter and Civic education is a multi-stakeholders responsibility but what the commission is doing is like a similar effort in inter agency committee on election security where we have all security, media and other stakeholders working together to achieve a common goal in conducting free, fair, credible and acceptable election.” he said.

The event climaxed with a paper presentation on Voter Education and Publicity by a veteran broadcaster, Dr Tom Adaba.

The two days national conference had in attendance resident electoral commissioners, while Professor Jega was represented by a national commissioner, Dr Chris Iyomoga.

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