A six-man executive to pilot the affairs of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Delta Broadcasting Service, DBS, Warri Chapel for the next three years has been elected.
Comrade Sonia Unobunjo was re-elected as Chairman in the peaceful election which held at the Edjeba premises of Delta Broadcasting Service, Warri.
Her re-election makes her the first female journalist in Chapel to become chairman and also to serve a second tenure.
The Sonia Unobunjo led executive of the NUJ DBS, Warri Chapel which had piloted affairs of the Union in the last three years was dissolved by the Congress of the Chapel under the supervision of a delegation of the State executive of the union led by the State Vice Chairman, Comrade Salvation Ogono.
Chairman of the NUJ DBS Warri Credentials Committee, Comrade Patrick Edema, while briefing members of the NUJ Delta State Council on activities of the Committee, said the Committee followed due process in screening members vying for the different positions into the executive of the Chapel.
Comrade Edema disclosed that only one out of the seven aspirants who did not meet the constitutional requirements was disqualified.
Comrade Sonia Unobunjo and some members of the former executive were thereafter returned unopposed apart from Comrade Tunde Bazunu who also returned unopposed for the position of Auditor.
Addressing the newly elected executive of the NUJ DBS Warri Chapel, the Chairman of the NUJ Delta State Council, Comrade Mike lkeogwu, who represented by his Vice, Comrade Salvation Ogono, described the election as peaceful and praised some of the innovations introduced into the conduct of the election by the Comrade Patrick Edema led Credentials Committee.
He urged Comrade Unobunjo to continue to make the union proud having distinguished herself as Chairman of the State Caretaker Committee of the union.
In her acceptance speech, Comrade Unobunjo pledged her executive preparedness to surpass the achievements recorded in their first tenure.
She however called for continued support and prayers from members to enable them to succeed.
Meanwhile, the General Manager of Delta Broadcasting Service, DBS Warri, Pastor Malcolm Oteri, has commended members of the NUJ DBS Warri Chapel, for conducting themselves peacefully during the conduct of the Congress and elections.
Pastor Oteri, who was Special Guest during the Congress and election reminded the NUJ members of the need to imbibe the ethics of the profession, so as to continue to be seen as examples for others to follow.