Saturday, October 23

Rivers NUJ postpones elections due to unresolved controversies

The Rivers State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has postponed its election.

A new date, however, is yet to be fixed for the exercise which is expected to produce new executives of the NUJ in Rivers state.

The exercise which was expected to hold on Thursday, 12th August was shifted after a controversy broke out during the 7th Triennial Delegate Conference in Port Harcourt.

It took the intervention of the Rivers state commissioner of police Friday Eboka to quell the controversy which led to the decision to shift the exercise to a new date.

According to a communique issued by the credential committee led by Victor Tew, the National leadership of the NUJ, has directed that “status quo ante” before the dissolution of the current exco led by Stanley Job be maintained.

The statement said the South south Zonal president of the NUJ, Edward Ogude who dissolved the exco ” was not mandated by the National President Chris Ishiguzo” and that all the actions taken by him during 7th Triennial Delegate Conference are ” null and void”.

The statement further disclosed that the credentials committee is expected to liaise with the National leadership to resolve all the contending issues in the state council before the election.

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