By Nosa Akenzua in Asaba
The leadership of Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has warned against unethical practices among journalists in the state, saying those who have in the recent times been involved in unethical practices will soon be exposed to serious discipline and expulsion from the union.
In a statement issued and by the Chairman of the Council, and its Secretary, Mike Ikeogwu, Churchill Oyowe respectively, a copy made available to newsmen, the union congratulated the State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on his re-election, adding that reports across the State adjudged the process of the elections free and fair.
The NUJ leadership stated that the victory of the Governor Okowa was a bold endorsement by Deltans with principle of equity and rotation of the governorship seat among the three senatorial districts in Delta State, adding that the victory also indicated the endorsement of continuity of the developmental strides of the governor, especially with the overwhelming votes he had during the election.
The union however commended the patience, tenacity and doggeness exhibited by Governor Okowa all through the electioneering period and thanked God for crowning his efforts with victory, and urged him to do more in his second term.
While congratulating all other political parties and their candidates, particularly the All Progressive Congress ( APC) and its candidate, Chief Great Ogboru, on the concerted efforts he put in during the campaigns, the NUJ leadership called on all political parties and their candidates that participated in the gubernatorial elections in the state to accept the outcome with gallantry and enjoined the governor to extend hands of fellowship to all stakeholders in the Delta State developmental projects’.
The council’s leadership however pledged to contribute objectively to the success of Okowa-led administration and warned that any journalist who worked contrary with the ethics would be adequately sanctioned and prayed God to protect the Governor through out his second term in office.