Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mrs. Oluremi Oyo, has promised theÂ agency’s support for the ongoing effort by stakeholders in the media to organise aÂ credible elections debate for political aspirants.
She said the debate would serve as a veritable platform to present politicalÂ aspirants and their programmes to the Nigerian electorate.
Oyo, who made the promise on Wednesday in Abuja at a meeting of the stakeholders,Â said the debate would assist the electorate in choosing the right candidates at allÂ levels of government.
She stressed the need to structure the debate in such a way that it would be fair,Â credible and transparent.
The stakeholders include executives of broadcast and print media, the NationalÂ Broadcasting Commission (NBC), NAN,Â Newspapers Proprietors Association of NigeriaÂ (NPAN), the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).
Other stakeholders who met to discuss how best the debate will be organised toÂ assist the electorate to vote for the right candidates in the 2011 generalÂ elections, were the Nigeria Elections Debate Groups and other professional bodies inÂ the country.
Alhaji Abubakar Jijiwa, Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, who chaired the meeting,Â said it was held with a view to organising the best elections debate in the country.