Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) Delta state chapter has appealed to the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, to expedite action on the litigation surrounding the ownership of the land given by the state government to the union on which the state secretariat is being erected to enable the union to complete the project.
.Chairman of Union Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and Comrade Celestine Afokobah, Assistant Secretary signed in a communique reached at the end of state executive council in Asaba yesterday, said ‘This appeal became necessary to enable the council complete the NUJ secretariat project which is lying fallow ’’
The Union also appealed to various political parties contesting the 2019 general elections should avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the state council of the NUJ, on the up-coming debate for candidates that are seeking elective positions.
‘‘That the various political parties should go about their electioneering campaigns without rancour, bickering and acrimony during the exercise and as such engage in issue-based campaigns.
”That youths should not allow themselves to be used as agents of destruction and political thugs during the exercise, even as the press (media) should not be gagged by either politicians, security agents or interest groups.” the statement stated.
Council also condemned the spate of ritual killings across the state and called on security agents to discharge their duties without fear or favour, and serve justice on any culprit.