By Our Reporter
National Commissioner for information and voter education with the Independent National Electoral Commission, Festus Okoye will be speaking at the 4th anniversary of Calabar based Sparkling 92.3FM.
Mr. Okoye will join other Nigerians to speak at the public lecture aimed at sensitizing political actors against spread of disinformation and fake news ahead of the general elections, according to the organizers of the event.
Chairman of the event planning committee, Ota Udeh in a press release said, “Election in Nigeria has been characterized by violence misinformation, vote buying but this is time we need to change the narrative as individuals and organization”
According to Mr. Udeh “as a station we have seen the need to spread the message of peace and not the Virus violence hence the need for proper education and sensitization. We hope to build a peaceful Nigeria and a better cross river state through proper sensitization and quality broadcasting.”
Mr Udeh described the event as one which will be interactive as well as offer insights on how prepared the electoral umpire in Nigeria is for the forthcoming elections.
The release called on all political stakeholders, public affairs analysts, political parties, religious and traditional institutions the Media and the general public to be part of the event which is scheduled to hold on the 12th day of May, 2022 at Transcop Hotels Calabar.