The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council during the weekend elected new executives to pilot its affairs for the next three years.
News Echo who monitored the exercise reports that the election, which held at Dr. Godwin Ezeemo International Press Centre Awka, saw the emergency of Dr. Emeka Odogwu of the Correspondent’s Chapel as Chairman while Mrs. Ngozi Obileri of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS, emerged the vice chairman.
Declaring Dr. Odogwu the winner of the election after polling a total of one hundred and ten votes against his two opponents, Mr. Abuchi Onwumelu, who polled one hundred and three votes and Mr. Emma Udeagha, Mr. Agusiobo explained that the election was the best so far in the history of NUJ in Anambra State and urged the electorate to support those they elected.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Odogwu described his victory as ordained by God and promised to fulfil all promises made during his campaign.
Vice Chairlady, Mrs. Obileri, while expressing happiness over victory, assured that she will put in her best to ensure the progress of the union in the state.
The outgone chairman, Mr. Francis Ekpone, in his valedictory speech, thanked all who came out to vote their rightful candidate. He however, charged the new executives to work transparently for the growth of the council and uphold the tenancy of the union.
The election was supervised by officials of the Credentials Committee, NUJ Anambra State Council 2022 election, led by the chairman, Mr. Victor Agusiobo and the secretary, Mrs. Sylvia Tochukwu-Ngige.
While Mrs. Obileri won with one hundred and forty-two votes against Mrs. Betty Onuchukwu, who polled seventy-one votes to emerge the Vice Chairman, Mr. Aloysius Ofordile, was returned unopposed as the secretary.
Also Mr. Okechukwu Onuegbu the Assistant Secretary, Mr. Ogemdi Ozoemena, the Treasurer, Mr. John Ndu the Financial Secretary and Mrs. Gloria Ilonya the Auditor were returned unopposed.
Special attraction featured the swearing-in of the new executives as well as merriment for a successful election.