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INEC Accredits 1,255 journalists For Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi Elections
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INEC Accredits 1,255 journalists For Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has accredited 1,255 journalists from 94 media organisations for the off-cycle governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2023.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, confirmed this yesterday at the fourth and last quarterly consultative meeting with the media for this year that was held at the conference room of the electoral body in Abuja.

Chairman Yakubu said that election is a multi-stakeholder activity and INEC officials will continue to engage with all stakeholders in the discharge of its responsibilities.

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According to him, one of such engagements is with the security agencies because in previous elections, media organisations had expressed their concerns over the safety of journalists, technical staff and protection of the equipment they deploy on Election Days.

The INEC Chairman added that the Electoral Commission has said repeatedly that the best antidote to fake news is greater openness and regular and consistent engagement with stakeholders.

The INEC Chairman told the journalists at the event that the Electoral Commission will continue to work together with them in this regard.

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