Guber Race: Be apolitical, Edo NUJ urges journalists

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The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Edo State council, Comrade Festus Alenkhe is urging journalists in the State to maintain their professionalism and remain apolitical in their reporting ahead of the Edo State gubernatorial election scheduled for September 21st, 2024.
With the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)about lift its ban on political campaigns in the state, Alenkhe said, it’s crucial that journalists adhere to ethical standards to avoid legal issues.
A statement, he signed and made available to Uptown Press on Wednesday in Benin, serves as a reminder of the important role journalists play in ensuring fair and unbiased coverage of political events.
The statement reads in part: “I 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.”

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