The Media must be objective in reportage of Politics – Prof. Uwazurike

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The Honorable member representing Okigwe South of Imo State in the House of Representative, Hon. Prof. Chudi Uwazurike, the Chairman of sub-committee on Petroleum and Gas and a Trustee of the National Legislative Institute, has admonished the media to be objective in reportage of political issues as this will go a long way in shaping and sustaining political growth of the nation. He said Nigeria is an emerging democracy she must be confronted with changes in practice because politics is not static. “Politics is not static as the goal posts keep shifting”, he said. For this he opined that everybody has some contribution to make because everybody can be a politician.
The Learned Prof. made these assertion during the Public Presentation of a book titled, “Jinx Breaker: The Installation of A New Political Order in Nigeria”, written by Elvis Ned Iwuajoku. A part summary of the book is that all previous elections in Nigeria, whether successful or not, never produced a civil-to-civil transition until the epochal general election conducted by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC led by Prof. Maurice Iwu. Prof. Uwazurike said he had known Iwu for over 30yrs. According to him, Iwu was a lecturer in University of Nigeria when he was a student leader in the Ali-must-go era. “Iwu was my mentor and played a major role during my election”, he said. He revealed that Prof. Iwu was the first to stop the maneuver against credible election in Nigeria.
The renowned author of many books like “The Fire and the Goddess”, said the author of the book did a good job in arrangement of the worked even though he just flipped through the book at the time he was speaking to the press.
The highly attended event attracted dignitaries like: Gov. of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu; former Gov. of Imo State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu; Dr. Chidinma Uwajumogu ; Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, and many others.


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