The International Press Centre (IPC) has launched a compendium to keep track of promises made by President Bola Tinubu during his presidential campaign.
Speaking during a stakeholders’ roundtable presentation of documented campaign promises of the President, and the launch of media election IOs and Web app in Abuja, The Executive Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, said there is a need to document and track the promises made by politicians during their campaigns to ensure accountability and transparency in governance.
While lamenting that the media have not lived up to expectations in terms of holding political officeholders accountable, Mr. Arogundade said it was time the media stopped allowing politicians to set the agenda, especially during elections.
He also emphasised on the need for constitutional protection for press freedom in Nigeria.
According to him, the IPC and other partners will engage the 10th National Assembly on the existing media laws and how the laws can be favorable to the industry.