The President of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) Chris Isiguzo has been democratically re-elected to the lead the union for a second term, having polled 665 votes to defeat his opponent, Yusuf Idris, from Kaduna State Council of the union who scored 15 votes
Penpushing reports that, the national delegates’ conference to re-elect Isiguzo took place on Thursday at the Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, Abia State, with journalists across the country fully participating.
The Returning Officer for the Seventh Triennial Delegates’ Conference of the union, Joe Ajaero, who is the Deputy President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC disclosed that, 704 delegates were accredited for the election.
Penpushing further reports that, Ajaero, added that, there were 934 registered delegates, adding that 22 votes were voided, while the results also showed that four other members of Isiguzo’s team were returned unopposed.
The elected candidates at the peacefully conducted election included Alhassan Abdullahi (National Deputy President), Dele Atunbi (National Treasurer), Samuel Dada (National Financial Secretary) and Ladi Emmanuel (National Internal Auditor).
Penpushing also reports that,, Emmanuel Ifesinachi and Adiukwu Ezenwa were returned unopposed as Vice President and Secretary of Zone C, respectively, while Sambo Korede and Alege Abdulrazak were returned unopposed as Vice President and Secretary for B Zone, respectively.
The Zone E elected candidates are Zara Baba and Gimba Suleiman who were returned unopposed as the Vice President and Secretary, respectively, and similar development positions contested for was the Vice President in Zone D, where Christopher Atsaka polled 93 votes to defeat Atabor Ali and Garba Iliya, who scored 57 and 14 votes, respectively,
Penpushing also reports that in Zone D, Samson Aji scored 108 votes as against Fadeyi Adeola’s 58 votes for Secretary, while Muhammad Umar emerged Vice President, Zone A, after polling 37 votes to defeat Abdullahi Yanadi, who scored one vote.
The results for the office of the Secretary in Zone D,, Bello Abdulrazak polled 35 votes to defeat Zainab Rigim, who scored two votes, and in Zone F, Dokubo Opakamaba scored 99 votes to defeat Nene Affia, who polled 40 votes for Vice President.
Penpushing reports that, John Angesse recorded 107 votes to defeat Stanley Imgbi, who polled 33 votes, for the position of the Secretary, and as at the time of filing this report all the elected officers have been sworn in.
The President in his acceptance speech, expressed appreciation to members for the “overwhelming support” given to him and other members of the outgone National Working Committee of the union.
Penpushing further reports that, the re-elected boss of the union, called on every member to join hands with him in his quest to reposition the union, promising to do much better in his second term.
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