January 17, 2022

NUJ, FCT Council Election: Gov Ortom Congratulates Ogbeche

Emmanuel Ogbeche, the reelected Chairman, NUJ-FCT Council

Published 5 December 2021

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has congratulated Mr Emmanuel Ogbeche on his reelection as the chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council.

The governor said Ogbeche’s reelection was “well-deserved” considering his performance in his first tenure.

The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Nathaniel Ikyur on Sunday, commended journalists in Abuja for the peaceful and democratic manner in which the election was conducted.

“I wish to on behalf of the good and peace-loving people of Benue State, heartily congratulate Mr Emmanuel Ogbeche, on his reelection for another term of three years. Your victory was well-deserved and expected because of your landmark achievements in the past three years.

“I believe your colleagues were enthralled by your outstanding performance hence their decision to vote massively for your reelection.

“I wish you a successful tenure and enjoin you and the new executive to place the nation above personal and practice journalism in strict compliance with the ethics of the profession.

“As a strong advocate of peace, justice and equity and fairness, I urge the chairman with his members in Abuja to speak truth to power through their reportage and eschew fake news, which is doing more harm than good to the nation”

Governor Ortom urged Ogbeche and his executive committee members to work for the unity of the nation and prayed for their successful tenure.

“I pray that you will enjoy a successful and peaceful tenure and continue to push for a Nigeria,  where peace, justice and fairness takes the centre stage”. The statement reads.

Recalls that Emmanuel Ogbeche in a landslide victory over his opponent on Saturday, scored a total of 451 to defeat
Donald Ugwu, who polled 59 votes.
The total number of accredited voters was 520 and the total vote cast was 518.

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