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Osun NUJ Election: Kehinde Ayantunji Emerges Osun NUJ Chairman


The Osun Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Monday elected new executives to run the affairs of the union for the next three years.


Nationnewslead reports that Kehinde Ayantunji of Osun Defender newspaper polled 186 votes to emerged chairman, defeating his only rival, Mr Dele Ajayi of Uniq FM, who polled 62.

Mr Wasiu Ajadosu of Radio Nigeria polled 136 votes to emerged vice Chairman while his rival from State Information, Oluwatoyin Adeoye had 110 Voted

Mr Bukola Elufaddejin of Local Government walloped other two contenders, Mr Lateef Agboola and Aboderin Adeyemi of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC)

Elufaddejin polled 130, his closet river, Aboderin polled 80 while Lateef had 36.

Nationnewslead also reports that the swearing in of the new elected officers was immediately conducted by Barrister Oyesiku Adelu in the presence of National Vice Chairman B zone, Cosmos Oni among others.

Reacting to his victory, Ayantunji promised to raise tempo of Honour and uphold sanctity, just as he vowed to uphold the constitution of the union during his tenure as well as treat all members with fairness and equity.

New executive while taking oath of office

Ayantunji, who had rulled the union for over eight months to complete the tenure of his predecessor, Comrade Abiodun Olalere reiterated his commitment towards raising the bar of honour of the union in the state as well as conscious protection of its sanctity.

In his acceptance address, Ayantunji promised to continue from he stopped as the chairman of the union in the last two years. He said he and his team will work to continue setting pace and putting the union on the path of transparency, accountability and professionalism.

“It is crystal clear that the degree of confidence reposed in me as a team leader, irrespective of my age, height and social status undoubtedly remains a driving force that continued to guide
me to the path of purposeful leadership with humility.

"Going by this perfect understanding of the level of expectations from you to lead gallantly with team spirit and be accountable in all ramifications, myself and the rest of my team in the lastadministration set a pace for transparency and clarity of purpose, as we unprecedentedly
prepared a comprehensive report of our stewardship for the last part of that administration from the point took mantle of leadership

“I hereby pledge to sustain that tempo of accountable leadership continually and relentlessly for the general and popular interests of members across board.

"Point blankly, this is not in any way a 100 metre dash, but marathon race of note. I l therefore enjoin you to continue supporting us from all fronts with all your strengths, knowing full well that whatever touches all must be approved by all,” he said.

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