12TH DECEMBER, 2022
In tandem with its constitutional responsibility, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council, has concluded plans to organise a governorship debate for five top governorship candidates in the State.
This will afford the selected governorship candidates the opportunity to sell their manifestoes and answer questions bothering on security, economy, employment, education and other issues that directly affect the Rivers people.
The governorship debate will be broadcast live in both radio and television stations.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Council’s Chairman and Secretary, Stanley Job Stanley and Ike Wigodo respectively on Monday, December 12, 2022.
The statement indicates that the five top governorship candidates to participate in the debate would be selected by the public through an electronic voting to be conducted by the NUJ Technical Committee.
The Technical Committee, according to the statement, will soon roll out the modalities for the selection process.
NUJ, therefore, urges the public and supporters of various political parties to vote their candidates when the voting exercise commences.
The Council also assures all the candidates a level playing field before, during and after the debate, and enjoined them to make good use of the opportunity provided by the debate to prove their capacities to govern and to also sell themselves to the over 3.5 million Rivers electorate.
Stanley Job Stanley
NUJ Rivers State Council
NUJ, Rivers State Council