The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) open 2019 Elections Situation Room to collate and report only authentic and reliable election stories from across the country.
In a statement by its President, Chris Kehinde Nwandu, CKN, the Situation Room/Forum is part of the contributions of the Bloggers Guild to ensure none of its members dish out fake and or unsubstantiated results from the polls.
The situation room as explained by CKN is also an interactive forum where up to speed information about the general elections could be filed and shared by members across the country and to ensure bloggers are on the same page with only authenticated and credible polls result as issued by the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC).
1. Elections are still ongoing in some areas of the Country; however detailed reports of such areas will be communicated at a briefing coming up by 3pm today @ the National Collation Center, Abuja. #NigeriaDecides2019 pic.twitter.com/5voBYkvMTU
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 24, 2019
CKN noted that with the novel initiative members of the Guild would not only avoid the spread of fake news and or fake results that had characterized past elections in Nigeria through the social media, there would also be some high level of credibility with the reports and stories churned out by bloggers within the association.
He assures stakeholders that only verifiable and accurate stories and results will be published by members of the Guild as there shall be strict compliance to INEC’s rules and regulations guiding the general elections by its members.
The President therefore enjoined all stakeholders and members of the Guild to avail selves with the SITUATION ROOM for accurate and authentic information .
The Guild also appealed to Nigerians to go out in large numbers to cast their votes at today’s and subsequent elections and make sure that their votes actually count.
The Guild wishes all Nigerians a successful and hitch free election.