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APC Convention: Lack of accreditation leaves Journalists stranded

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Journalists assigned to cover the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress were unable to gain access into the venue of the convention, the Eagle Square in Abuja.

This is because the Governor Abdullahi Sule-led Media and Publicity sub-committee was yet to release accreditation tags.

According to the programme of events, the exercise is to commence by 10am with the arrival of delegates.

As reported by Vanguard, “local and foreign journalists, who had indicated interest in covering the Special Convention and Presidential Primary of the APC, are currently stranded as they cannot access the Eagle Square venue of the event.

Some of them, who went to Eagle Square in the morning were barred from accessing the venue by heavily armed and stern-looking security agents.”

It was also revealed that most of the journalists, who travelled into Abuja for the exercise said they had not been issued accreditation tags as of 10:30am on Tuesday. The convention was slated to start at 10am.