Anambra: INEC gets new PRO, plans training for journalists


Nwafor Okafor

The Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC) in Anambra State has appointed a new Public Relations Officer( PRO), Dr Ikechukwu Kingsley Agu.

Agu, Therazornews gathered replaced Mr Reginald Onyeukwu who was transferred to Onitsha South Local Government Area of INEC Office.

A press statement by the new PRO read partly, “My name is Ikechukwu Kingsley Agu. Currently, I am the Public Affairs & Protocol Officer, INEC Anambra State, since few months ago after the deployment of Mr Reginald Onyeukwu to Onitsha South INEC LG Office.

“I sincerely apologize for not taking your consents before inviting/ adding you to this platform. Please treat this platform as the ONLY official source of information from the Office of the PRO INEC, Anambra State.

“Also, bear in mind that we are credible information managers for the INEC Nigeria at the State level. Our Welfare issues and Coverage of INEC related Matters are subjects of utmost concern.

“Please kindly note that political discourse or affiliation will be highly sensitive and avoidable.I welcome you all.

Agu added, “We are collating two names of each media representatives for possible workshop soon. Send only two of your representatives in Anambra who will come for accreditation on Thursday.
I am directed to inform you that the accreditation of media organisations and their representatives shall hold as follows:

Date: Thursday, 22nd September, 2022
Time: 1:00PM
Venue: Collation Hall, INEC State Office, Awka.

“The list of the two (2) prospective representatives shall be displayed on this platform for reference.

“Please, kindly note that you will be requested to produce evidence of employment/ affiliation with Media Organizations. Thanks for your cooperation.”

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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