By Emmanuel Udom
Dr (Mrs) Grace Achum, publisher, Businessplus Magazine, on Saturday in Lagos, appealed to the national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, to tame the on-going hate speech, and derogatory statements, being perpetuated by some members of the union in Lagos ahead of the forth-coming election.
Speaking with www.csomedia.com.ng at her office, Achum, who is also a front line member of the union, wondered why journalists should be lambasting government officials and politicians in their reports for indulging in hate speeches while some of them are behaving like thugs, in the name of imposing their candidates on the union, by-fire-by-force, during the forthcoming election.
Her words: “I beg that journalists in Lagos as well as other parts of the country should unite and work together as brothers and sisters, since we are regarded as the forth estate of the realm”.
She however expressed delight that the election, which was planned to hold September 29, has being re-scheduled, saying that she is optimistic that journalists in Lagos, nay Nigeria will ensure the election is peaceful, credible, fair and transparent.