NUJ Correspondent Chapel election: Sani emerges chair
From Joseph Asegba, Yola
Adamawa State Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has constituted a new leadership of the chapel in the state.
It would be recalled that the advent of new leadership was necessitated following the resignation and dissolution of former executives by the state council of the union as the chapel was almost broken into two (indigenes and Non indigenes).
The crisis cropped up when the tenure of the last executive came to an end under the leadership of Yakubu Uba of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
This, in preparatory to the election, a credential committee was set up led by Mr. Gyang Pam of the Nigeria Standard with two others.
The election dates were scheduled and cancelled on two occasions.
Source said that the cancellation was as a result that the union, being the umpire, imposed some people without following constitution and due process as at any given time for the failed elections.
The source noted that at the end of it all, the union took over the conduct of the election with some admitted into the chapel not up to two months to part in the election, and that since then, the centre of the chapel could not hold as it used to be.
The brouhaha continued, until last month when another credential committee was set by NUJ and forms were on sale for the last two weeks, but only one aspirant bought the form for chairmanship position and nobody again.
However, the chapel called for congress meeting to discuss on how to resolve the ongoing crisis, it was consensus resolution and adopted the committee and election was equally conducted for the remaining positions.
The election has Daji Sani of Thisday as chairman, Hussaini Hamangabdo vice chairman, secretary ship goes to Onimisi Alao and Asst. Sec. Is Awual Mohammed Adam of News Agency of Nigeria NAN.
Others are, Amina Abdullahi of Aminiya Hausa version of Daily Trust, treasurer, Emmanuel Ande is the Financial Secretary and Fati of Dutch Welle is the auditor.
The election was conducted among the two- third members of the chapel and in a congress meeting held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at the chapel gallery, Deputy Governor’s office.
In his acceptance speech, the newly elected chairman, Daji Sani, on behalf of the new executives, called for cooperation of members, urging them to keep behind the past so as to forge ahead, stressing that all the members should rally round them to give advice where necessary in order to build a formidable chapel and union in the state.