THE National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Felix Morka, has apologised to journalists manhandled by security operatives at the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the ongoing party’s special convention.
THE ICIR had reported how journalists, even with their accreditation tags, were not only refused entrance into the convention venue, but were tear-gassed and manhandled by security operatives.
Some of the journalists, including senior members of the media, deployed to cover the convention lost their valuables in the process as the security operatives became violent.
It, however, took the intervention of Morka, who was called on phone by one of the accredited journalists, to address the situation.
“I am sorry about the incident involving the use of tear gas by the police at the Foreign Affairs Ministry Access Gate of Eagle Square. Some of our accredited journalists were affected.
“As soon as I was notified, I went there and helped to give access to all accredited journalists.
“I hope everyone is settled in now at the convention,” Morka said on the APC correspondents’ WhatsApp platform.
Harrison Edeh is a journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, always determined to drive advocacy for good governance through holding public officials and businesses accountable.