Uzodimma Congratulates Alozie On Election As Chairman, Imo State Correspondents’ Chapel

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Governor Hope Uzodimma has congratulated the Correspondent of Vanguard in Imo State, Mr. Chinonso Alozie on his election as the new Chairman of Correspondents’ Chapel in the State.

On Thursday, February 22, 2024, Alozie emerged as Chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Imo State Council in a keenly contested election to replace the former Chairman, Mr Chris Njoku of The Nation.

Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr Peter Okolie of the News Agency of Nigeria said Mr. Alozie polled the highest number of votes in a transparent exercise where the NUJ in Imo State, represented by the Secretary, Mrs Treasure Ihechi-Nwamah, monitored the conduct of the election.

Mr. Alozie scored 20 votes to beat Mrs Angela Nkwo- Akpolu of the Leadership who scored 11 votes.

The new Chairman emerged alongside five other officials, most of who were returned unopposed.

They include Mr Sabi Elemba of the Business Day who defeated Mrs Charity Wins of the Daily Asset with 20 votes against 11 to emerge Treasurer of the Chapel.

Others elected were Mr Collins Osuji (The Guardian) as Vice Chairman; Mr. Victor Nwachukwu (News Agency of Nigeria) as Secretary; Mr. Oliver Joseph (Arise Television) as Financial Secretary and Mr. Basil Ukwuegbu (National Light) as Internal Auditor.

A statement by Oguwike Nwachuku, the Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to Governor Uzodimma said his principal was happy to hear that Mr. Alozie emerged Chairman from a process that was transparent, competitive and representated the collective wish of his colleagues.

In congratulating Mr. Alozie, the Governor admonished the new Chairman to work hard to uphold the integrity and ethics of his profession and to ensure that he leaves no stone unturned in working in synergy with his colleagues to achieve the desired goal of serving the public well, including their State of domicile.

The Governor however thanked the former executive members for their commitment to the course of their profession in Imo State and advised them to support the new executive where necessary.

Governor Uzodimma assured the new executive of his willingness to always support the media in their quest to mirror and serve the society positively and urged all practitioners in the State to see the emphasis on development journalism as the new code to help the public.

Finally, he further advised Mr. Alozie to be magnanimous in victory by carrying everyone along, including those who contested the same position with him.

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