Network of peace journalists has called for peaceful and credible elections 2023


Zakari Isah Kaduna 

A head of tomorrow's general elections, The Network of peace journalists on the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) program with coordination from Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC) - Kaduna has called for peaceful and credible elections 2023 through out the country.

While thanking all the media organizations across the country for their marvelous contributions towards promoting peace journalism and unity among Nigerians, urging the citizens to come out in numbers to elect credible leaders.

In a statement made available to the press which is sigyn by Ibrahima Yakubu, the team leader of the group after a brief meeting, with many media experts, urged them to report any early warnings sign in some of the location they monitor the election.

He appealed to all Nigerians  both home and abroad to come out in mass and elect new committed and dedicated Leaders

He equally called on Nigerians to vote for competence and credible leaders that have the people at heart.

According to him since last year 2022, they launched (vote -in -peace campaigns across the 36 states of Nigeria) aimed to sensitizes Nigerians about peace, love and tolerance during the campaign and election. 

While appealing to Nigerian Union of Journalists (N. U. J) and the Press Council as well as the network for the protection of world journalists to double efforts towards protecting journalists and their safety during the elections 

Further more, he stressed the need for media organizations to provide kits and other necessary equipment to all the journalists that would be touring rural and urban centers,while covering the 2023 general elections 

He still emphasized on the need for non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations to sensitize the general public through the media on the dangers associated with hate speech, vote buying and thuggery among  youth groups.


He again draw the attention of security agencies and other para -military on the need toward  the protection of journalists when covering the general elections at the polling Centers before, during and after the lelections. 

He thanked National peace Commission, Interfaith Mediation Center, Global Peace Foundation and other non governmental organisations and civil society organisations for their support towards promoting peace and harmony among Nigerians.

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