“It is not the media calling for elections; it is the constitution calling for it and therefore, as media we just have to prepare for it because we have a role to play,” Ayaa stated.

“As we go for this discussion today as media leaders, I urge us to discuss our unity and solidarity as the media. Currently, we are not united as the media. As I speak now, one of the newspapers is closed down and since that happened, I have not seen media houses publishing stories about the closure of that media house. What does this tell us? This simply means that we are not united,” she added.

The media leadership network discussion on election preparedness is being attended by several media managers.