ABUJA-Ahead of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, the Advertising Practitioners’ Association Abuja Chapter(APAAC), has visited the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), seeking to collaborate with the Commission to achieve a successful election.
The chairman, Advertising Practitioners’ Association Abuja Chapter, Alh.Ibrahim Aliyu led the Association on a courtesy visit to the Independent National Electoral Commission Headquarters, Abuja on Tuesday.
Alh. Aliyu stated that the Association is a body of intellectual personalities with integrity in the field of Advertising.
In his word, “We appreciate the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, ably represented by Prince Adedeji Soyebi. APAAC is an umbrella body made of advertising practitioners in all sectors particularly in the North Central zone and environs.
“These are personalities with creative talents in the macrocosm of advertising, cutting across print media, agencies, outdoor, online, radio, television and direct customer advertising” he said.
In furtherance, Alh. Aliyu pointed out logical ways to which the association can collaborate immensely with INEC as to achieve a balanced democracy in the country with regards to the 2019 elections.
The chairman noted that INEC has been doing extremely well in the stability of Nigeria’s democracy,adding that the Advertising Practitioners Association Abuja Chapter can come in through many ways to have a formidable achievement in the 2019 elections.
“We want the commission to collaborate with the association as to organise seminars for political parties,aspirants and candidates on the need to contract advertising to professionals in the field so that they can derive the adequate value for their campaigns.
“I urge INEC to encourage APAAC and her members by patronising and involving Advertising practitioners in all activities relating to advertising”.
Responding, the Chairman of INEC Prof. Mahmood Yakubu represented by Prince Adedeji, Soyebi expressed gratitude on the visit of a reputable association like APAAC.
“It is a privilege to represent the chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to meet with an association pioneered by Alh.Ibrahim Aliyu. This connotes perfectness in advertising” he noted.
Prince Soyebi stated that the commission is willing and fully ready to work with APAAC as to promote the commission and to build more integrity and goodwill.
“Having listened to the points raised by the chairman of the Association, I am of the opinion that INEC and APAAC would institute a committee to look into a workable proposal that would be sent in from the Association, so that all we have done here today don’t become a mere talk”he concluded.