The State Executive Council (SEC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Delta State Council recently passed a vote of confidence on its chairman, Comrade Mike Ikeogwu and the members of his executive.
The vote was given during the SEC meetings held at the Union’s temporary secretariat in Asaba.
The meeting which was presided by the Chairman of the Union, Ikeogwu critically examined and evaluated the performance of the current NUJ State Council leadership especially the doggedness towards completing the construction of the Union is permanent secretariat which SEC considered as landmark achievement.
In line with the session’s proceeding, the Chairman of Local Government Information Chapel of the NUJ, Comrade Shepherd Ikpibako moved a motion for vote of confidence on NUJ State Council which was seconded by Comrade Andrew Ohwobetete, Chairman NUJ Sapele Chapel and upheld unani-mously by all the members present.
Reacting to the vote of confidence, the NUJ State Chairman, Comrrade Mike Ikeogwu said that “this is a wonderful one and by this, our great Union has contributed robustly towards moving the Delta State Council forward without allowing the challenges before us to pose any hindrance.
“I must say it was a wonderful one and our members have contributed robustly towards moving this council forward. We have some challenges before us, but I think that is part of life. Nevertheless, it makes us stronger and also makes us to be good leaders. I want to thank SEC members and thank NUJ Delta State Council for the vote of confidence. We shall continue to do our best to position the Union for greater profitability that will enhance members welfare.”
Speaking further, the chairman said that the vote of confidence was a show of love, support and appreciation to the leadership of NUJ.
According to him, SEC members knew that we have done well since we assumed office two years ago.
Ikeogwu pointed out that the vote of no confidence earlier passed on the Executive of the Council by the NUJ Correspondents Chapel was baseless and unconstitutional. In the words of the Chairman, “the correspondents Chapel has no constitutional right to pass vote of no confidence on the State Council Executive led by me. However, I am emboldened that the SEC has said we have done well and have passed vote of confidence on my executive. I congratulate them for taking the bold step to tread on the path of law and justice.
He charged all NUJ members to stand firm and defend what is right, “this is what I am known for, I believe in the supremacy of our constitution as far as NUJ is concerned”. Ikeogwu said.