Sparkling FM @ 4: Festus Okoye, INEC Commissioner To Speak On Disinformation

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Sparkling 92.3FM is set to mark its 4th anniversary with a public lecture aimed at sensitizing political actors against the spread of disinformation ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Sparkling Frequency Modulation, FM, began transmission in Cross River and its environs on May 12th, 2018, joining the three private radio stations in the State, and five in total.

In a press release signed and made available to CrossRiverWatch, Chairman of the event planning committee, Ota Udeh said the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Commissioner for Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye will be the speaker.

Ota noted that the choice of the INEC Commissioner is because “Election in Nigeria has been characterized by violence, misinformation, vote-buying but this is time we need to change the narrative as individuals and organization.”

He further stressed that “as a station, we have seen the need to spread the message of peace and not the virus ‘violence’ hence the need for proper education and sensitization. We hope to build a peaceful Nigeria and a better Cross River State through proper sensitization and quality broadcasting.”

The release added the INEC’s National Commissioner will be speaking on the topic – Political disinformation causing the spread of violence through the use of the Media.

The event which will be interactive will offer insights into how prepared the electoral umpire is for the forthcoming general elections.

The management disclosed that the public lecture is open to political stakeholders, public affairs analysts, political parties, religious and traditional institutions, and the media amongst others at Transcorp Hotel Calabar.

The event panelists will be Macfarlane Ejah and Jonathan Ugbal.

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