2023: Play According To Rules, Don’t See Elections As Do Or Die Affair, Oyo NUJ Cautions Politicians

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

With the commencement of electioneering campaign, Oyo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Wednesday, advised politicians in Nigeria not to take 2023 general elections as do-or-die affair.

Oyo NUJ in a communique issued at the end of its monthly Congress held at its Press Centre, Iyaganku Ibadan, asked Nigerians to learn how to play the games according to the rules.

The union in the communique emphasized that there is the need for Nigerian politicians to at all times put the overall interest of the country into consideration and place it above their selfish interest.

Oyo NUJ tasked journalists to on their part  adhere strictly to all the ethics of the profession by being truthful, objective and factual in reporting political activities as the electioneering for 2023 Poll commences.

The union in the communique commended the State Police Commissioner , CP Adebowale Williams, for reactivating stop-and-search operation for motorcyclists, carrying more than two passengers in the state as part of efforts at  checking ways and manners people of questionable characters have been using the means of transportation to perpetrate nefarious activities in the society. 

Lauding the command operation as a good idea, the union noted that complaints have started coming that some policemen deployed for the operation have been hiding under the stop-and-search to extort money from motorcyclists and other members of the public.

Oyo NUJ then tasked  CP Adebowale Williams ” to investigate the allegation and if it is true, he should caution his men to desist from the act that can drag the name of NPF in the mud.”

It also appealed to members of the public not to take laws into their hands whenever they are aggrieved. Rather, they should adhere to lawful means of getting justice.

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