Media stakeholders and experts have appealed to journalists covering Anambra state governorship election to give equitable opportunities to all persons and parties in the state.
They made the appeal at a workshop organised by European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria and Institute for Media and Society held in Awka, Anambra State on Thursday.
The experts drawn from across media houses, academics and research institutes said that in a democratic setting, media should be able to cover elections fairly, equitably and conclusively, without being bias.
Speaking at the workshop, the Executive Director of International Press Centre, Lagos, Dr Lanre Arogundade, said the media is critical to credible elections, noting that journalists should strive hard to give equitable coverage to all political parties and their political activities.
He also stated that the media should give adequate attention, especially to people with disabilities, women and youths to enable them to participate actively in elections.
Arogundade said that media should ensure equitable allocation of time for all parties in the election
Mr Akin Akingbulu of the Institute of Media and Society said that the media should not neglect any party or person because of his /her status in covering elections.