Plateau State Information Commissioner Partners With NUJ For Free And Fair Election By Yakubu Busari, Jos
The Commissioner for Information and Communication Plateau state Alh Mohammed Abubakar has promised to partner with journalists for smooth hitch free February election.
He sued for the cooperation of NUJ members to help enlightened the grassroots for hitch free elections in Plateau and the country.
Abubakar stated this during a courtesy visit to the NUJ, secretariat yesterday at Hill station junction Jos.
He explained that the country is on the cross road under a crucial stage so we need to be objective as professional in reporting what is happening in politics.
Abubakar appreciated Journalists for their contribution in restoring peace in the state and also reporting critical issue of politicking.
He said,” this is the time we all need each other ,this country is our own ,election is around the corner ,we should be very careful on freedom to vote and be voted for so we can’t afford to disenfranchised anybody on the basic of tribes or religion.
The commissioner lamented a situation where some people pick politics as their own personal estate by creating crises here and there causing confusion. He appealed to all the political class to shun politics of blame and embrace peaceful coexistence.
Abubakar cautioned politicians to refrain from bad utterances and respect sanctity of live because leadership is ordained by God.
He called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the success of this country and whoever emerge as the president or Governor is for the service to Nigeria..
He enjoyed Nigerians to continue to keep the pace and believe that together we can achieve greater thing.
Responding Chairman of NUJ, Yakubu Taddy called on politicians to show respect to the constitution.
He pledged the commitment of his members by calling on government to involve NUJ members in all their programmes.
Taddy appealed to the state information to collaborate with the NUJ council to train journalists on how to report election.