BAYELSA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION UPDATE: NUJ TO WORK WITH SING NIGERIA
As the 2019 Bayelsa state governorship election draws closer, the leadership of the SING Nigeria Election Observation Team, has continued its engagement with critical stakeholders, to push for a peaceful atmosphere leading up to the election.
The SING team had earlier met with the Chairman, Bayelsa state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Samuel Numuonengi. During the meeting, which held at the state Secretariat of the NUJ in Yenagoa, the team intimated the chairman of SING’s voter mobilization and enlightenment campaigns so far that are aimed at boosting confidence in the process among the electorate.
The team also commended the NUJ chairman for the work he has done so far in maintaining a vibrant chapter, and requested to partner with the NUJ, being an important stakeholder, in disseminating factual messaging on the process to the people in the quest to ensure that their will prevails in the election.
Mr. Samuel Numuonengi, in his response thanked the team for their visit and expressed the readiness of the NUJ, to partner with SING Nigeria to promote the office of the citizen as the ultimate decision making organ of any sustainable democracy. He commended SING for its past efforts efforts in executing people oriented projects and programmes, especially the World Environment Day for 2019.
The SING Team members continue their engagements that will include town hall meetings, media campaigns and meetings with other stakeholders towards a credible election.