By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, in line with its constitutional mandate as watchdog of the society and agenda setters, has come up with plans to have one-on-one with candidates of participating political parties in the forthcoming Delta State local government councils’ elections scheduled to hold March 6, 2021
A statement by the Union on Wednesday signed by Michael Ikeogwu, Chairman, Delta State Council and Patrick Ochei, Secretary, Delta State Council, noted that “it has been observed over the years that the Local Government Council Administration has been deeply weakened by those entrusted with the responsibility of governance at that level. This is as a result of the way and manner they were chosen.”
Adding: “It is against this backdrop that the NUJ is coming up with this programme to assess the preparedness of those gearing up to take up the mantle of leadership of the Local Government Administrative System.”
According to the statement, “this will also enable the candidates unveil their plans, programmes and policies to the electorate, while the NUJ will in turn continue to follow up with its function of holding government and its functionaries accountable.”
The Union called on all political parties fielding candidates for the forthcoming election to present them to appear at a date, time and venue as contained in the NUJ invitation letters already released.