– Says Union will set-Up Situation Room For Exercise
The Imo State Council of Nigeria Union Journalists,NUJ has assured that as a professional body charged with the primary responsibility of holding those in authority accountable to the people,it will not endorse any governorship candidate for the purpose of the election but will ensure that the exericse is transparent by reporting accurate happenings during and after the election.
Comrade Precious Nwadike,the Chairman of the Imo State Council stated this yesterday while extending his good will message to a coalition of non-governmental organization that organized a two day workshop in Owerri for Imo journalists aimed at ensuring violence free election.
Nwadike described the National and state Assembly elections that took place in Nigeria,particularly in Imo State as coming short the expectation of the Union and that of Imo people as it was marred by massive rigging intimidation by security operatives.
According to the foremost Human Rights activist,as long as the process that throws up our leaders is not transparent ,we will continue to have bad leaders who will only serve their interest and that of cronies.
Nwadike who was unavoidably absent at the occasion regretted that the national leadership of the Union promotes charlatanism in Imo,hence the reason non-professionals are laying claim to leadership of Imo NUJ.
He accused the National President,Mr Chris Iziguzo of allowing his personal interest to overide the collective interest of the Union,saying that no right thinking person would want to make fortunes from property of a Union as it the case in Imo where the National President of the Union conspired with some criminally minded and non practitioners to sell the Union’s secretariat located along Port Harcourt Road.
Nwadike hinted that in no distant time,the Union will set up a situation room and make public phone numbers with which the electorate will reach our team.He said,”it is going to be real time update of the electoral process in the 27 local government areas.