Edo NUJ sets up Election’ C’ttee, dismisses petition against Alenkhe


Edo NUJ sets up Election’ C’ttee, dismisses petition against Alenkhe

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Edo State Council has set up a three-member Credentials Committee to conduct election of new members into the State Executives Council later this year

Comrade Roland Osakue, the outgoing Chairman of Edo NUJ inaugurated the Committee at an enlarged Congress of the union held in Benin City, the State.


The Committee is headed by Comrade Peace Ifidon (Vibes FM Chapel), while Comrade Osamuyi Ogbomo (ITV Chapel), and Comrade Agatha Eguare (Nigerian Television Authority) will serve as Secretary and member of the Committee respectively.

Meanwhile, a petition by one Comrade Osaro Best Idahosa who claimed to-be a member of Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS) Chapel of the union, which alleged exclusion from the recent bye-election that produced Comrade Festus Alenkhe as the Assistant Secretary of the Chapel was thrown away for lacking in merit after various submissions by members of the Union.

On his part, Comrade Desmond Agbama, former Chairman of Edo NUJ, recalled how Comrade Festus Alenkhe who is also an aspirant in Edo NUJ election, served as Auditor with him when he was elected the Chairman EBS Chapel years ago.

Osakue also charged the Committee members to be above board and ensure that they uphold justice in the discharge of their duties.

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