INEC Chairman Says Elections In Nigeria Tough Task, Urges Media Support

Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Mahmood Yakubu, said that conducting elections in Nigeria was a tough task, urging media support against fake news that could cause confusion.

Yakubu spoke at a Strategic Interactive Meeting with Online Publishers organised by INEC in collaboration with the Institute for Media and Society and the International Press Centre, and held in Lagos.

The theme of the meeting was “Strengthening INEC/Media Partnership for the Consolidation of Free, Fair, Credible and Inclusive Elections”.

According to him, Nigeria’s size and population make it one of the biggest democracies in the world and the largest presidential democracy after the United States of America.

Yakubu, who called for stronger INEC/Media partnership to foster strong democratic Nigeria, said that the task of deepening Nigeria’s democracy was a collective duty.