Twenty four hours after the closure of polls for the 2018 Presidential Election, many a media house could not resist the temptation of publishing what they refer to as trends, acquired from the social media and other social networks. Such a practice is not only illegal but also unprofessional because most often, the figures gathered and published are incoherent and contradictory. If care is not taken and such a practice curtailed immediately, it could end wise be a possible vector of post electoral disputes with its associated consequences to the live of a nation.
The reason why the President of the National Communication Council, whose role is to ensure media respect of laws and regulations had to react promptly, condemning such practice. Peter Essoka has called on the public and private media to remain professional. He says journalist should endeavor to verify and authenticate all information with regards to the election before publication.