YIAGA Africa’s WatchingTheVote Hosts Media Parley in Ekiti

Ahead of its election observation activities in the state, YIAGA Africa’s  WatchingTheVote has held a media round table discussion with the journalists in Ekiti state.

The Journalists drawn from different Media Organisations which cuts across the Electronics Chapel, Correspondent Chapel and the Online Media Platforms were invited to attend the meeting have been abreast with information as to the goals that YIAGA Africa its deployment plan regarding the Pre-election, election and post-election situation in the state.

According to WTV Project Director, Cynthia Mbamalu, the project is out to foster and ensure a well-coordinated, organized and successful Governorship election scheduled to hold on the July 14th, 2018 through their pre-election observation / activities as well as the Election Day observation report and the post-election observation / activities report among other goals.

She said,   the pre-election activities is expected to focus on the areas of monitoring of the activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Voter Education Campaigns, monitoring of the political parties activities, coordinating and monitoring the marginalised groups such as the people with disabilities in the State and the tracking of the economy activities of the people of the State as well as the activities of individuals and political parties proned to violence.

“To effectively observed the pre-election activities, WTV has also deployed   24 Supervisors across the 16 local government areas in the State as part of their efforts of recording a successful WatchingTheVote Campaigns”, she said.

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