Good governance: Nigeria needs to conduct credible elections in 2015 – Adesina

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KATSINA – President, Guild Editors, Mr Femi Adesina, on Thursday advised country’s body to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2015 to entrench good .

Adesina gave advice in Katsina at opening the 10th All Nigerian Editors Conference.

“In 2015, we want nothing less than free, fair and credible polls; we want elections that are not only free, but also seen to be free, elections that are only fair but also applauded as fair.

“And elections that are not only credible, but which even the blind see to have been credible,’’ he said.

He said that “good ’’ could be secured through credible elections.

Adesina said that when officers got their powers through such processes, they would struggle to justify .[eap_ad_2]

“’They do all within their powers to sustain the confidence people have reposed in them,’’ he said.

He, however, explained that when officers got their powers through artificial means or sleight hand, they an indifferent attitude.

Adesina said that was why the theme: “’Credible Elections and Good : the role of the editor” was chosen.

In his remarks, the President, Mr David Mark, said that journalism entailed a high degree of trust.

Represented by Sen. Mijitapha Muhammad, the Special Adviser on Matters, Mark noted that editors were keepers who ensure quality control of the media.

He said that of national interests like should be carefully reported for peaceful coexistence, considering the current challenge facing the country. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]