Nigerian journalists have called on upon to sensitise the electorates against monetary inducement in 2023 general polls.

Nigerian journalists have called on upon to sensitise the electorates against monetary inducement in 2023 general polls.

Nasarawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner, of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Uthman Ajidagba gave the advice when officials of the State’ Correspondents’ Chapel paid him a courtesy visit in Lafia.

He also noted that financing inducement of voter (vote buying) was unwelcoming to the democratic process and development of the country and should be discouraged by all well-meaning stakeholders.

Ajidagba said the media should educate the citizens on the danger of buying or selling of votes and as it is equivalent to mortgaging the future of the nation.

The INEC Commissioner also stressed the need to continually caution the youths against election violence, saying bullets and guns do not respect age, tribe, gender or status. He assured that the commission was committed to delivering credible, fair and inclusive elections in 2023.

Earlier, Isaac Ukpoju, Chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel said the essence of the visit to INEC was to strengthen collaboration with the commission towards the success of the 2023 polls. He also

Harped on the need for the commission to work closely with the media on public enlightenment.