The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council has given a seven-day ultimatum to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State to replace the working tools of journalists damaged during an attack on them at Lushville Hotel, GRA, Benin City, venue of the collation of results for Saturday, February 17, 2024 parallel primaries of the party ahead of the September governorship election in the state.

At a press conference held on Sunday at the union’s Press Centre in Benin City, the union leadership also urged the APC to offset the medical bills of journalists who sustained injuries during the attack and also tender an unreserved apology to the union for what was considered unprovoked attacks.

The union said if the APC failed to do this by the expiration of the ultimatum, it would declare a media war against the party.

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The Chairman of the union, Comrade Festus Alenkhe, who addressed the press conference, said that the APC should also write an undertaking that members of the party would be civil while relating with journalists who are doing their legitimate duty.

He condemned the attack on the journalists, describing it as barbaric and insensitive in a democratic society.

While urging the police and other security agencies to provide adequate security for journalists in the course of performing their official duties, Alenkhe disclosed the readiness of journalists to work with whoever emerges the candidate of the party ahead of the September governorship election.