The most important election after the presidential election is the National Assembly election. This is the first time a National Assembly election is taking place without interference from the Executive. Continue reading
It is amazing that since the 15 March 2017candidates have been moving about their constituencies to campaign without access to the national broadcaster. Continue reading
Two days after the beginning of the campaign period, electoral broadcast is yet to begin. It is strange that performance in electoral broadcast is falling behind what existed in the past.
The campaign period should go hand in hand with giving equal access to the national media to the different candidates by different stakeholders.
It is therefore necessary for the Director General to negotiate with the IEC and ensure equal media access.
The announcement by the government asking governors to remain neutral and impartial in the performance of their functions and to refrain from being partisan is a step in the right direction. For too long they have been Continue reading
Today marks the beginning of the campaign period for the 6th April 2017 National Assembly elections. There are 53 constituencies which are hotly contested. All constituencies are contested by more than three candidates. Continue reading