Oyo NUJ set up Committee for December Election


Nigeria union of journalists, NUJ, Oyo state council on Saturday set up an Electoral/Credential committee to conduct the union’s election in December this year.

The committee emerged through a congressional voting process which had twenty four in favour of the the committee being inaugurated as against two who voted in contrary, while some stayed neutral.

This voting followed a motion and counter motion on whether the committee should be inaugurated or not.

The committee include Semiu Azeez of Oke -Ogun Federated chapel as chairman, Ridwan Fasasi of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria as secretary.

Other members are Nike Ajayi, of Association of Local government information officers, Ola Ajayi of correspondent chapel and Abdulrofi Adebayo of Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo state.

Meanwhile, the congress became rowdy when one Raji Adebayo of Herald Newspaper who is yet to be enlisted in the compendium of the union as a member, verbally and physically harassed the chairman, Mr Adewunmi Faniran on the ground that his group had two votes.

Earlier, chairman Oyo NUJ, Mr Adewunmi Faniran disclosed that the decision was in line with the constitution.

“All of them pay check off due, they are professionally qualified, they belong to a chapel and they work with reputable organizations.

However, communique issued at the end of the congress charges members to be alive to their responsibilities by allowing their actions to be guided by the constitution.
It also states that the congress promises to support the council in ensuring a befitting 2019 press week .

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