The Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Amina Bala Zakari, has said that the Commission was working to improve its internal and external communications to improve the electoral process and also minimize incidents of speculation.
The Acting Chairman disclosed this when the Executive Committee members of the INEC Press Corps paid a courtesy visit to the Commission yesterday in Abuja.
She said: “we have nothing to hide; we have to work seriously with the communication policy, improve our internal and external communication in order to dispel rumors and speculations”.
She emphasized the need for training of journalists and maintaining cordial relationship with the media in order to ensure that the policies, and activities of the Commission were not misrepresented.
The Acting Chairman appreciated the contributions of the press in the successes achieved in the 2015 general elections. She urged members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm to uphold the ethics of the profession.
She pledged to continue to carry the INEC Press Corps along as the Commission moved towards improving the electoral system.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of the INEC Press Corps, Okechukwu Nnabuchi, commended the Commission for the good working relationship existing between the Press Corps and INEC.
He underscored the need for training for members of the Press Corps to enhance their skills and build their capacity.
Mr. Nnabuchi called for improved working relationship and communication with the leadership of the Commission, stressing that “it will help reduce speculations”.