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APCON to hold stakeholders forum on political communication

APCON to hold stakeholders forum on political communication

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The ever-vibrant Nigeria’s political landscape which is constantly changing is again being reshaped with new thoughts and perspectives ahead of the 2019 general elections.

In line with its major function, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON, in collaboration with the Advertising Practitioners Association Abuja Chapter, APAAC, has concluded plans to hold a Stakeholders Forum on Political Communication with the theme: ‘Ethical Advertising And Communication: A Tool For Enhancing Peace And Political Stability’.

A statement recently signed by the Acting Registrar/Chief Executive, Mrs. Ijedi Iyoha, rpa, said that the forum is organized in anticipation of commencement of campaigns for the 2019 general elections and aims at discussing critical issues around the management of electioneering campaign communication and to highlight the rules of engagement applicable to the development and deployment of such communication.

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She added that “the tendency of political candidates and their supporters to abuse their freedom of speech and engage in spurious promotional campaigns that exploit consumers and the public, and sometimes undermine societal harmony and well-being has made it most expedient to bring all stakeholders together under one platform.

She appeals to election candidates and their supporters, political advertising consultants and owners/managers of mass media organizations to exercise restraint and comply with relevant laws and regulations on political advertising especially during this critical period leading to the 2019 general elections”.

The one day forum scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, according to the statement is pertinent to the smooth and healthy operation of our nascent democratic process.

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