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PDP mourns fallen journalists

06 August 2013, 15:22

Abuja - The ruling People Democratic Party (PDP) has sympathized with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) following the death of three journalists in a car accident last Friday.

The party, in a statement from Abuja, said it was “deeply pained by the death of the journalists.”

“The fallen journalists were heroes who spent the larger part of their lives working for the peace and development of the nation. Their memories will remain fresh in the minds of Nigeria,” Tony Okeke the Acting National Publicity Secretary, stated.

Okeke said the party was saddened that the journalists died at the time their services were most needed in the country.

He urged members of NUJ not to be deterred by the incident but remain steadfast in using their profession to development Nigeria.

The road crash occurred in Ilesa, in the state of Osun, south-west Nigeria.

Those who died in the crash were named as Olatunde Ojenike of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Ibadan, Adolphus Okonkwo, Champion Newspapers, and Kafayat Odunsi of Nigeria Television Authority.

Ten others sustained injuries in the accident.

The journalists were returning to their bases from a national assignment of NUJ.

 - CAJ News

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