Journalists in Oyo State will today (Wednesday) elect executive council members to run the affairs of the union for the next three years.
A representative of the National Headquarters and Secretary, B-Zone the union, Mr. Bamigbola Gbolagunte while addressing delegates on Tuesday evening, assured members of free, fair and credible election.
Gbolagunte said, “the National Headquarters of our great union had given a directive that the timetable of the election released by the Semiu Azeez-led five-man credentials committee which fixed election for Wednesday, December 18th remains sacrosanct.
“Just a week ago, leaders of eight chapels out of the existing 10 chapels in Oyo State jointly signed a communiqué, affirming confidence in the processes leading to the NUJ Election.
“There is no legal encumbrance against the conduct of the election and Mr. President has directed all gladiators and contestants to conduct themselves peacefully and adhere strictly to the rules of this election,” Bamigbola added.
“The National Secretariat had assumed that your Congress was deemed to have been held on Monday and therefore the stage is set for the much-expected election,” Bamgbola added, as he announced that the Senior National Assistant Secretary, Mr. Gbemiga Bamidele had arrived Ibadan to ensure a hitch-free exercise.
The meeting was attended by a former Chairman of Oyo NUJ, Mr. Solomon Ayoade; a former Vice Chairman of the union, Mr. Bayo Akamo; a former State treasurer, Mrs. Yinka Bode-Are and the Ibadan zonal manager of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)