Aderoboye elected NUJ chair
By Fatima Muraina
Prince Adetona Aderoboye of the Local Government Information Chapel was yesterday elected and inaugurated as the new Chairman of the Ondo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Aderoboye galantly won the election scoring a total of 115 votes to defeat his opponent Tony Adetoye of the State Information Chapel who scored 17 votes.
The National President of the union, Mr Chris Isiguozo who was represented by the Senior Assistant National Secretary, Mr. Gbemiga Bamidele while addressing members of the union immediately after the election urged members of the union to cooperate with the new executive under the leadership of Aderoboye to move the union to greater heights.
The Vice President of the union, Mr. Cosmos Oni who presided over the conduct of the election said two positions were contested for; the chairmanship position and the Financial Secretary’s position.
He declared that the position of the Financial Secretary was won by Adeola Adekunle of the Adaba FM who pulled 116 votes to defeat her opponent Ajibola Oluwadare of the State Information Chapel who scored only 16 votes.
He said the position of the secretary and the vice chairman were unopposed as Mr Leke Adegbite of Positive FM and Hakeem Gbadamosi of the Nigerian Tribune were returned respectively. He charged the newly elected executive officers to ensure conducting a bye election within the next one month to fill the vacant positions of the Assistant Secretary , Treasurer and the Auditor
In his acceptance speech, Prince Adetona Aderoboye appreciated the endurance of the members and their enthusiasm to ensure that peace reigns in the union.
He called for their cooperation assuring that he will not betray the confidence they reposed on him to move the association forward.
He applauded the national officers and assured that the state council will not disappoint the Union but will always make the Union proud.
Barr Tolulope Aguda administered oath of office on the newly elected officers, Adetona Aderoboye as Chairman, Hakeem Gbadamosi Vice Chairman, Leke Adegbite, Secretary, and Adeola Adekunle as the financial Secretary.
The National Officers in attendance were, Senior Assistant National Secretary Mr. Gbemiga Bamidele, Vice President B Zone, Mr Cosmos Oni, Secretary B zone, Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Chairman Lagos council Dr. Quasim Akinreti, Secretary Lagos state Mr Odifa, Chairman Oyo Mr. Faniran Adewunmi, Secretary Oyo Mr Bola Ogunlayi, Chairman Ekiti Mr. Rotimi Ojomoyela and Secretary Ekiti Mr Kayode Babalayi
The new executives are direct to the affairs of the Union for the next three years.
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