By Jacob Akintunde, Ado-Ekiti
Ahead of the Saturday July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ekiti state council has called on the security agents to protect journalists in the state and allow them to discharge their duties without harassment and intimidation.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Chairman of the council, Comrade Rotimi Ojomoyela and the Secretary Kayode Babatuyi and made available to CityMirrorNews in Ado-Ekiti.
The statement also urged journalists covering the exercise to be meek in approach and avoid unnecessary confrontation with security agents and politicians.
Journalists were also advised to be conscious of the fact that the safety of their lives remain paramount irrespective of any situation by applying all safety methodologies in the discharge of their duties.
It also enjoins men of the pen profession to be diligent and respect the ethics of journalism by avoiding spread of fake news, and broadcast of sensational reports which could heat up the polity.
For help or enquiry journalists are to call Chairman on 08034105542 and Secretary on 08139588218.