Mr. Everest Ezihe of Authority Newspapers has been elected as the Chairman of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Imo State chapter.
He defeated John kennedy Uzoma in an election conducted on Friday in Owerri.
Ezihe who was a former Imo State Correspondent Chapel Chairman won the poll by nine votes to four in a keenly contested election that was supervised by the SWAN, Vice President, South East, Ms Chigozie Chukwuleta and held at the Imo FA Secretariat, Owerri.
Others elected were Tunde Liadi as Secretary and Anthony Okoroigwe as Treasurer among others
Speaking shortly after the election,the Vice President of SWAN South East, Chigozie Chukwuleta urged the newly elected executives to run an all inclusive Association, stating she was sure that it was the love of the Association that propelled them to contest the election.
In his maiden speech after receiving Certificate of Return from SWANNECO Chairman, Kingsley Uzowuru, the newly sworn-in Chairman, Ezihe,thanked God and members of the Association for electing and deeming him worthy to lead the association.
He assured that he would carry everyone along in the Imo SWAN, stating that his administration will focus on restoration,transformation and welfare of the association
He promised to ensure that the union is restored to it’s former pride in the state and solicited for the support of the members to ensure that his dispensation takes off seamlessly.
The immediate past Chairman of SWAN in the state Mr Ifeanyi Emesonwu of Imo Broadcasting Service/ Orient FM tasked the new executives to maintain stability and good synergy amongst members and also ensure that SWAN does not go moribound in the State.