By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The voting for the maiden CrossRiverWatch ‘Man Of The Year’ (MOTY) will close 18 hours earlier, a statement from the organizers CRWatch Resources says.
“There have been attempts to compromise the system by some nominees and their supporters and in a bid to preserve the integrity of the awards, voting will end 18 hours earlier,” read the statement signed by the Public Relations Department headed by the Editor of CrossRiverWatch, Mr. Charles Kalu.
Voting for the first round was supposed to close by Friday, January 5, 2018 by 12 noon “but will now close by Thursday, January 4, 2018,” the organizers said.
The statement added that the top five nominees will go through another round of voting with the person amassing the most votes among them wining the maiden MOTY award which “seeks to recognize the efforts of Cross Riverians who stood out in the past year due to their performances in their various fields.”
“Four other awards will be presented to the other four as well as the MOTY award on a date to be announced later with the ceremony holding in Calabar,” the organizers said.
The organizers regretted “any inconvenience this may have caused the esteemed readers of CrossRiverWatch,” but maintained that: “In presenting to anybody, group of persons or an organization an award of this magnitude, certain high standards and global best practices which are in concord with those of the organizers, must be adhered to and strictly.”
So far, over 7000 votes have been garnered in the first round.
Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism
CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.
Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.
Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.