The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on political gladiators and hoodlums in Ondo State to stay away from the Union’s Press Centre at Alagbaka Akure over political situation in the state.
The Ondo State Council of NUJ views the prevention of a press conference organised by a political group by some hoodlums as uncalled for, challenging the Security operatives in the state arrest such ugly incident.
Although no physical attack was recorded but preventing journalists from carrying out their statutory duties at the press centre is unacceptable, as free press remains the oxygen of any virile democracy.
Ondo NUJ warns that it would no longer take such unprovoked invasion of our home ‘press centre’ as journalists in the state have been reporting all parties in the political situation in the state fairly and objectively.
The Union equally urges security agencies to be more alive to their responsibility as all efforts to make them deploy their men to the press centre when such invasion occurred proved abortive.
24th October, 2023.