The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council, has suspended its planned boycott of All Progressives Congress’ (APC) activities after receiving a letter of apology and a letter of commitment to replace all damaged working tools belonging to journalists who were attacked on Saturday, February 17, 2024, during the party’s inconclusive primary election.

This is to allow the party replace the damaged items on or before March 16, 2024, in line with its commitment to the union.

The decision to suspend the boycott was taken at a ‘special congress’ of the union held on Tuesday, February 27, at the union’s Press Centre in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

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With this development, the chairman, NUJ, Edo State Council, Comrade Festus Alenkhe, who read the communiqué, advised journalists in the state to resume coverage of all APC activities.

Recall that following the attack on journalists, the Edo State Executive Council (SEC) of the NUJ after an emergency meeting on Monday, February 19, issued a seven-day ultimatum to the APC in Edo State to tender an unreserved apology to the union, pay the medical bills of journalists that sustained injuries during the attack and replace their damaged working tools. It is pertinent to state that the ultimatum expired last Sunday.