Imo NUJ inaugurates 15-man committee on political debate

NUJOWERRI – The Imo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Thursday inaugurated a 15-man committee to organise debates for candidates seeking political parties in the state.

Mr Innocent Igwe, the Chairman of the state NUJ, inaugurated the committee.

The committee has Mr Emma Okere of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) as Chairman, while Mr Emma Odibo of the Announcer Newspapers, a local tabloid, as secretary.

Igwe said that the debate was part of the social responsibility programmes of the union.

He said the debates would enable all the candidates and political parties to showcase their manifestoes to the Imo electorate.[eap_ad_2]

He said the debate would also offer unique interface between the people and aspirants at various the levels.

Igwe urged the committee to relay the programmes live on radio and television stations in the state and in major national and international networks.

He also urged the committee to work out modalities to get stakeholders in the state to participate fully in the debates.

“Today, what we are doing is in fulfillment of our responsibility as agenda setters. We want to set agenda for the society in the next political dispensation.

“The essence is to make democracy work and also deepen it in the state,” the NUJ Chairman said.

Okere, the Chairman of the Committee, thanked the NUJ Chairman for finding him and members of the committee worthy to carry out the assignment.

He promised that the committee would not disappoint the union in its expectations.

Okere also asked for the cooperation of all members of NUJ to enable the committee to succeed in the assignment.

Members of the committee include representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

Others are members of NIPR, Conference of Political Parties in Imo and the Police Public Relations Officer. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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