IPOB Sit-At-Home: It Isn’t Safe To Hold A Conference In The South East– NUJ

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IPOB Sit-At-Home: It Isn’t Safe To Hold A Conference In The South East – NUJ

NaijaNews August 25, 2021

IPOB Sit-At-Home: It Isn’t Safe To Hold A Conference In The South East – NUJ

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has stated that its delegates meeting slated for October 4 in Abia State in the South-East geopolitical zone is not safe NaijaNews gathered.

This was said in an Abuja statement by Petrus Obi, NUJ National Vice President, South-East Zone.

He did, however, request that the conference be moved to a different location in order to assure the safety of the delegates and other members who would be traveling from all over the country to attend.

“A peek of the security situation in the zone is the continued sit-at-home order, which, while temporarily halted by IPOB officials, is generally followed by residents and people anywhere in the zone out,” he said.

“The IPOB agitators’ prolonged remonstration of their son and leader Nnamdi Kanu’s continued incarceration may not have a better opportunity to make a message than this being offered by the conference.”

According to the Daily Trust, the court hearing on the IPOB leader’s bail application has been set for October.

“I fear for the lives of over 1,000 journalists, as well as other participants, who will be attending the designated conference place, which, of course, I will not attend because my life is so dear to me,” Obi added.

“In light of security concerns in the zone, it will be in the best interests of the esteemed union and professional body to postpone the conference and relocate it to a safer location.”

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has stated that its delegates meeting slated for October 4 in Abia State in the South-East geopolitical zone is not safe NaijaNews gathered.

This was said in an Abuja statement by Petrus Obi, NUJ National Vice President, South-East Zone.

He did, however, request that the conference be moved to a different location in order to assure the safety of the delegates and other members who would be traveling from all over the country to attend.

“A peek of the security situation in the zone is the continued sit-at-home order, which, while temporarily halted by IPOB officials, is generally followed by residents and people anywhere in the zone out,” he said.

“The IPOB agitators’ prolonged remonstration of their son and leader Nnamdi Kanu’s continued incarceration may not have a better opportunity to make a message than this being offered by the conference.”

According to the Daily Trust, the court hearing on the IPOB leader’s bail application has been set for October.

“I fear for the lives of over 1,000 journalists, as well as other participants, who will be attending the designated conference place, which, of course, I will not attend because my life is so dear to me,” Obi added.

“In light of security concerns in the zone, it will be in the best interests of the esteemed union and professional body to postpone the conference and relocate it to a safer location.”

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