By Godwin Udoh
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, has concluded plans to engage all the gubernatorial candidates of the various political parties in a live Media Debate.
In statement signed by the state Chairman of the NUJ, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, saying that this debate will give Deltans the opportunity to make choice among the candidates.
The union leader said, the media debate will be beamed live on the African Independent Television (AIT) and some other Media outfits in the Country.
He further added that, the aim is to avail Deltans both at home and the diaspora, the opportunity to make informed decision on the candidate to vote as it would also afford all the candidates of the political parties window to showcase their policies and programmes in line with global practices.
Comrade Ikeogwu said that, the debate will hold at a date and time that would be announced soon.We promise in line with our constitutional role as watchdogs of the society and agenda setters to be unbiased, transparent, just and fair to all”.
“Let it also be noted that all the candidates will be given equal time and opportunity to drive home their points as will be spelt out by the guideline that will soon be released for the debate.
The statement also urged all gubernatorial candidates of the various Parties in the State to key into the plan towards showcasing their suitability for the exalted post of Governor of the State.
It stated that, however, the programme was completely the arrangement of the NUJ in the State in collaboration with the AIT and some select media organizations.
The chairman, added that NUJ Delta State is open to partnership with individuals, civil societies with bias in transparent, credible fair and purposeful election and cooperate organization interested in entrenching true democracy in Nigeria.