Guardian reporter emerges Correspondents’ Chapel Chairman in Osun

The Osun state Correspondent of the Guardian Newspaper, Mr. Tunji Omofoye, has emerged as chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He polled 14 votes to defeat his co-contestant, Adeolu Adeyemo of the New Telegraph Newspaper who scored 11 votes.

The newly elected chairman would run the affairs of the chapel for the next one and half year.

The chairmanship position became vacant following the appointment of the immediate Chairman, Comrade Olaniyi Ajibola as the Chief Press Secretary to the state Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi.

In his acceptance speech, Omofoye
hailed members of the chapel for the confidence reposed on him and solicited more support for the executives in the next one and half year.

A statement by the Secretary of the Chapel, Lateef Dada, said the bye-election was peaceful.

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