By Daudu Emmanuel, Abuja
The chairman Advertising Practitioners’ Association (APAAC) Abuja Chapter, Alh.Ibrahim Aliyu has called for a collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deepen democracy.
He made the call in Abuja when led the association on courtesy visit to the INEC chairman in Abuja during which he pointed out logical ways to which the association can collaborate with INEC as to achieve a balanced democracy in the country with regards to the 2019 elections.
“We appreciate the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission Prof. Mahmood Yakubu ably represented by Prince Adedeji Soyibi.
The chairman noted that INEC have been doing extremely well in the stability of our democracy but then, 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.
He urged INEC to encourage APAAC and her members by patronising and involving Advertising practitioners in all activities relating to advertising “
In response to the APAAC chairman’s address, Chairman of INEC Prof.Mahmood Yakubu represented by Prince Adedeji, Soyibi expressed gratitude on the reception of a reputable association such as 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 Soyibi while addressing the guests 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.
“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 emphasised.
APPAC is an umbrella body made of advertising practitioners in all sectors particularly in the North Central zone and environs. It comprises of personalities with creative talents in the field of advertising cutting across print media, agencies, out door, online, radio, television and direct customer advertising.