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Foreign media struggling to cover upcoming elections

2015-02-04 09:04
Supporters ride in a campaign bus of leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo as they drive past a campaign poster of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-elect ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Federal Government of plotting to shut out foreign journalists from covering the upcoming general election.

The main opposition party through a statement by its  Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) Director of Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, expressed concern about the frustrations foreign journalists wishing to cover the February 14 and 28 elections were facing in the efforts to secure a Nigerian visa.

Writing from Abuja, Shehu said the APC leadership had received reports that over 80 foreign journalists were facing difficulties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their efforts to secure Nigerian visa to cover the elections.

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He explained that international media coverage of the elections would contribute to transparency and the need to achieve free and fair elections.

"Frustrating visa applications for foreign journalists will send a wrong message to the international community, which might suspect sinister motives.

Shehu stated further that media coverage was critical to achieving free and fair elections.

"If the Nigerian government has nothing to hide, it would be keen to welcome foreign media coverage of the elections," he said.

- CAJ News
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