NUJ Election Victory: Governor Ikpeazu felicitates with Isiguzo
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Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has felicitated with the reelected President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Chris Isiguzo, over his resounding victory in the contest.
FamousReporters.com recalls that the Triennial Conference of the Union held in Umuahia, capital of Abia State, yesterday, October 7, saw the incumbent President, Chief Isiguzo emerge winner for a second term.
Mr Isiguzo had emerged victorious in the just concluded Union’s election, having polled 665 votes to defeat his counterpart, Yusuf Idris, from Kaduna State Council of NUJ, who scored 15 votes.
To this end, the first citizen of the state has expressed appreciation to the delegates of the NUJ for the confidence reposed in their illustrious son, Chief Isiguzo.
This is contained in a release signed by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi and made available to newsmen in Umuahia.
The State’s Chief Executive who applauded the orderly conduct of the triennial conference equally expressed joy that journalists across the country came to the state for such an auspicious gathering which amongst other things availed them the opportunity to see that Abia is still one of the safest states in Nigeria as well as enjoy the hospitality of the people of the state.
The Governor while pledging his administration’s continued partnership with the NUJ in particular and the media in general urged Comrade Isiguzo to leverage on his wealth of experience to ensure that journalists in the country continue to raise the bar in their professional practice.
Earlier, the Seventh Triennial Delegates’ Conference of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Thursday elected Chris Isiguzo for a second term in office as President.
The Returning Officer, Joe Ajaero, said that 704 delegates were accredited for the election, which took place at the Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, Abia State.
Mr Ajaero, the deputy president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), said there were 934 registered delegates, adding that 22 votes were voided.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that four other members of Mr Isiguzo’s team were returned unopposed in an election that was generally peaceful.
The elected candidates included Alhassan Abdullahi (National Deputy President), Dele Atunbi (National Treasurer), Samuel Dada (National Financial Secretary) and Ladi Emmanuel (National Internal Auditor).
In Zone C, Emmanuel Ifesinachi and Adiukwu Ezenwa were returned unopposed as Vice President and Secretary, respectively.
Also, Sambo Korede and Alege Abdulrazak were returned unopposed as Vice President and Secretary for B Zone, respectively.
In Zone E, Zara Baba and Gimba Suleiman were returned unopposed as the Vice President and Secretary, respectively.