Samson Osuo, Lafia.
The Correspondents Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Nasarawa state Council has elected new Executives that will pilot its affairs for the next three Years.
The election which took place on Saturday at the Chapel Secretariat in Lafia, the State Capital was peaceful, free and credible.
The election followed the expiration in the tenure of the immediate past Executives.
Speaking at the event, chairman of Nasarawa state Council of NUJ, Comrade Dogo Shamma who commended members of the chapel for the peaceful disposition of the election, charged the new EXCO to avoid discrimination and carry every members along in the discharge of their responsibilities.
Dogo who urged the new team of leaders to work for the welfare of the members also called on the chapel members to treat the issue of productivity as a top priority.
On his part the National Vice- Chairman of NUJ, Zone D, chief Wilson Bako who expressed delight over the peaceful conduct of the election, appealed to the members to continue in unity and work for the progress of the Union.
Earlier, the out gone chairman, Suleiman Abubakar who applauded members of the chapel for the support given to his team in the last three years, want same be extended to the new EXCO.
In his acceptance speech, the new chairman, Isaac Ukpoju of NAN, who appreciated the members for the confidence bestowed on his team to lead, promised to carry every members along during his tenure.
Out come of the keenly contested election especially that of the Chairmanship and treasurer indicates that Isaac Ukpoju scored 15 votes as against the 10 votes scored by his opponent Rabiu Omaku of the Universal Reporters.
Similarly, Michael David of Daily Independent scored a total number of 14 votes as against the 11 scored by Mohammed Yangida of the Blue print Newspaper to clinched the position of treasurer.
Others who were elected unopposed includes the vice Chairman, Gambo Ahmed of Peoples Daily, Secretary Peter Ahemba of the Nigerian Pilot Newspaper, Assistant Secretary Aliyu Muraki- Radio Nigeria Kaduna, financial Secretary, Abubakar Abdullahi of Liberty Television and Abel Daniel of Guardian Newspaper -Auditor.