Comrade Michael Ikeogwu of the Pointer Newspaper, Asaba, on Tuesday emerged as Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Delta State Council.
Ikeogwu defeated the immediate past Secretary of the Council, Comrade Churchill Oyowe with four votes to be re-elected for another term of three years.
The keenly contested election which had more than four hundred qualified registered journalists voting, took place at the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Labour House in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
Ikeogwu, who is also of the Warri Correspondents Chapel, scored 206 votes to defeat Oyowe of the Ministry of Information Chapel, who scored 202 votes.
Other elected officers are: Comrade Salvation Ogono of the Ministry of Information Chapel, who polled 232 votes to defeat his opponent, Comrade Victor Sorokwu of Asaba Correspondents Chapel, who scored 176 votes, to emerge vice chairman of the council.
Comrade Patrick Ochei of the Indigenous Correspondents Chapel, scored 243 votes to defeat Comrade Toju Teri, of the Ministry of Information Chapel, who got 160 votes to emerge as Secretary.
Comrade Felix Ekwu of Delta Broadcasting Service Warri Chapel, scored 216 votes to beat Comrade Thelma Ellogu of the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA Asaba Chapel, who scored 192 votes, to emerge Assistant Secretary, while Comrade Celestine Afokoba of Federal Ministry of Information Chapel, scored 209 votes to defeat Comrade Balogun Mabamije of the State Field Information Chapel who scored 191 votes to emerge victorious as State NUJ Auditor.
Mrs Joy Mordi, of State Field Information Chapel, the only female member of the newly elected Delta State NUJ executive, was elected unopposed for the position of Treasurer.
The victorious candidates immediately took their oath of office and were sworn-in as the new Exco members to pilot the affairs of Delta NUJ for the next three years.
The successful conduct of the NUJ Delta State Council 2020 election was midwife by the Comrade Sonia Unobunjo led seven-man Caretaker Committee of the union.