Kogi NUJ council chairman tasks committee on free, fair, credible election

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The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, kogi state Council, ( NUJ), Comrade Momohjimoh Adeiza, has charged members of the Credential Committe for the  Council election to exhibit highest sense of patrotism and commitment to the Union’s constitution by conducting free, fair and credible election that will be  devoid of rancour and partisanship.

The Chairman gave the charge Wednesday in Lokoja, when he inaugurated the Credential Committee , saddle with the conduct of the forthcoming kogi Council Elections.

He advised the committee to work closely with the Council in the execution of their mandate, saying that the committee should not consider itself as an alternative to the executive council of the Union.

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He called for equity, fairness to all contestants as they should be guided by the spirit and letters of the NUJ constitution in their day to day  activities.

He  reminded the committee members that they were chosen , because of their tract records in previous assignments and advised them not to  betray the confidence repose in them.

He assured the committee members which include the Chairman Ebenezer Adurodija of the information chapel,  Olusegun Oyenibi of prime FM and Grace Kato of the the Graphic Newspaper that they would be given the needed moral, material  and financial support in the discharge of their assignment.

Responding, the Chairman of the Committee, Ebenezer Adurodija said his  election to serve was a great honour for him and his members.

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He promise to be neutral and apolitical in the assignment, vowing to apply strictly the constitution in the process and conduct of the election.

According to him , “All the Chapels of the Union would be consulted  in other to have free, fair and credible election, What we need to succeed in the duty  is your  cooperation and credible advice from the stakeholders” he urged.

In his contribution, the two time Chairman of the Union and a National Trustee of NUJ, Comrade Alih Atabor said,  he is proud of the achievement of his successor, Momohjimoh Adeiza who he added has been able to raise the bar of the management of the Council.

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He added that, he was confident in the ability of the committee members who are men of proven records in union matters to conduct the most acceptable election in recent times.

While encouraging members of the union to present themselves to contest for various positions said his comment on the performance of the incumbent chairman should not be misconstrued to mean outright endorsement.

In his vote of thanks, the Secretary of the Council , comrade Ademu Seidu challenge the committee to live above board in the discharge of this all important assignment.




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