In a one-day capacity workshop which was organized by the Delta State Independent National Electoral Commission DSIEC in collaboration with NUJ Delta State Council, DSIEC, has assured the people of Delta that the forthcoming 2021 Local Government elections will be free, fair and credible.
Chief Mike Ogbodu, Rtd, the DSIEC Chairman, said this in a statement when speaking to newsmen at the workshop in preparation of the election. He also told the stakeholders to go and do their homework and be rest assured of their contribution during the election.
In reply to the statement, the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Chapter, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu said the NUJ and its members will provide, “maximum coverage and an unbiased reportage is what we are going to deliver,” for the elections.
DSIEC Commissioner, Public Affairs and Communication, James Umukoro said “the workshop was specifically meant to prepare participants who are members of the State NUJ drawn from the private and public sectors of both the print and electronic media, for the election.”
He added that “It is intended to further enlighten participants on their expected countless roles and duties geared towards the realization of unbiased reportage and non-sectional news regarding the conduct and actual outcome of the March 6, 2021 Local Government Council election.”
The election is set to hold one week from now.