The Ebonyi State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) is now experiencing a period of relative calm.
This came as a result of a proclamation of support for the newly elected Chairman of the Union, Nwafor Samson, made by an official of the union who had been wronged, Benjamin Nworie.
Nworie, who is the Vice Chairman of the union, had announced that he was the Acting Chairman of the state NUJ. He asserted that the bye-election that produced Nwafor as the substantive Chairman was invalid and had no effect. Nworie is the Vice Chairman of the union.
However, in a letter of congratulations, Nworie referred to Nwafor’s election as Chairman as a “victory for him.”
He stated, “In the spirit of comradeship and brotherhood, and in special recognition of the concerns of critical stakeholders within and outside our dear union, I formally congratulate you, Samson Nwafor, on your election as the Chairman of NUJ, Ebonyi State.”
“Your emergence is a victory for me, and I want you to carry everybody along in order to chart a better course for the Union. I want you to carry everybody along in order to chart a better course for the Union.”
“The virtuous role that we all performed was to safeguard the integrity of our Union. Perhaps the appointment of a new Chairman would have been devastating for our union if we had kept silent, which was the noble duty that we all did. You should be aware that our efforts were not in vain. He made the following statement: “We know who we do not want, and our strengths have been known.”
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