May 20, 2024

Edo 2024: Comrade Alenkhe Urges Journalists To Remain Apolitical

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By Simeon OSAJIE

Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council, Comrade Festus Alenkhe JP has urged practicing Journalists in the state to remain apolitical as the embargo on campaign on Edo State Gubernatorial Election is about to be lifted.

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Comrade Alenkhe made the call in a press statement made available to newsmen today, 17th April, 2024.

While admonishing journalists to recall the ethics of the journalism profession and be reminded of the Ethics/Disciplinary Committee of the NUJ, urged members of the fourth estate of the realm to stay away from defamatory and blackmailing reports that may land them in court.

Comrade Alenkhe statement reads: “The embargo on campaign on Edo State Governorship election is about to be lifted. l humbly advise all practicing Journalists in Edo State to remain apolitical. Don’t allow yourself to be used by politicians. Report their campaign promises and statements only, that is why it is called “CAMPAIGN “. Stay away from defamatory and blackmailing reports.

“A reminder that the courts will be waiting ✋. Refer to the ethics of the journalism profession and be reminded of the Ethics/Disciplinary Committee of the NUJ.

“DO NOT SHARE POLITICAL PARTY CAMPAIGN POSTERS ON MEDIA PLATFORMS EXCEPT YOU ARE A JOURNALIST-POLITICIAN AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE ON ANY PRACTICING JOURNALISTS PLATFORM.”

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