The Association of Practitioners of Community Media in Nigeria (APCOM) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and General Elections on Friday, January 17, 2020, in Ilepeju, Lagos Mainland.
Commenting on the development, the outgoing President of the Association, Mr. Dayo Akintobi, noted that his Executive Board will give account of its stewardship over the last two years during the AGM, following which thea executives will be dissolved and elections held for a new Executive Board that will pilot the affairs of the Association for the next two years.
All offices of the Executive Board are open for contest in the upcoming elections. These include offices of the President, Vice President, General Secretary, and Treasurer. Others are Financial Secretary, Public Relations Officer, Assistant General Secretary, and Social/Welfare Officer.
Contestants for the various
offices were made to undergo a screening process which was held at the
Association’s Secretariat in Ilupeju, Lagos Mainland. Successful candidates were
cleared to contest the elections.
To adjudge the electoral process for transparency and fairness, APCOM has invited a number of key stakeholders in the media space to attend as observers.
Among them is Dr. Qasim Akinreti, Chairman, Lagos State Chapter, Nigeria Union of Journalists, who has confirmed his attendance and indicated that he will make a key announcement relating to community media during the event.
Others invited to observe the elections include representatives of the Lagos State Ministry of Information & Strategy, the Lagos State Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, and the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria(NPAN).