By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRI—Journalists in Nigeria have been charged to desist from partisan politics and work towards the success of the 2011 general elections.
The representative of Mbaitoli and Ikeduru federal constituency in the National Assembly, Chief Bethel Amadi, gave the charge in Owerri, during the grand finale of the Press Week organized by Imo State Council of Nigerian Union Journalists, NUJ.
Chief Amadi said “journalists have a crucial role to play in building and sustaining democracy in the country” and expressed satisfaction with the quality of journalism practiced in Imo State, “despite the enormous challenges facing the practitioners.”
The lawmaker, who is also the Vice Pressident of Pan African Parliament, announced that the body was being empowered to legislate on matters affecting the welfare of people living in the continent.