JOURNALISTS PLAN MASS PROTEST AGAINST APC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journalists covering the All Progressives Congress (APC), have concluded plans to embark on a massive protest against the National Working Committee (NWC), led by Chief John-Odigie Oyegun from next week, over its refusal to pay various advertisements placed in media newspapers.

The debts running into over N30 Million, cut across various major national Newspapers covering the party, which include; The Sun, Thisday, Punch, Daily Trust, Blueprint, Guardian, Nation, Vanguard, Leadership, among others.

The party recently generated more than N60 million from the sales of the Nomination and Expression of Interest forms.‎

It was gathered that eleven out of the twelve aspirants officially paid N5.5 million for the forms, while the only woman aspirant got the form free of charge according to the APC constitution.

Some of the adverts placed in the Nawspapers were said to have taken more than two years without payment by the ruling party.

The affected newsmen, who said they are on the verge of losing their jobs as a result of threats from their offices, expressed frustration confronting them as a result of APC debt.

The breakdown of the advert debts shows that The Sun, Nation, Leadership, Blueprint, Vanguard and Daily Trust, have the highest shares of unpaid advert.

One of the journalists who revealed the plan to carry placards against Chief Oyegun led NWC next week, said he has to do this after several appeals had failed.

The journalists said that all the local and international media organizations will be invited to cover the protest.

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