By Carol V. Utulu
Asaba – The Delta Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has re-elected Mr Mike Ikeogwu as its chairman for a second term of three years.
Ikeogwu was declared the winner of the state council election held in Asaba on Tuesday by Mr Godwin Okoh, Chairman of the Credentials Committee.
According to the chairman of the committee, Ikeogwu of the state-owned Pointer Newspapers scored 206 votes to defeat Churchill Oyowe of the state Information Chapel who scored 2o2 votes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election was held under the watchful eyes of security operatives from the DSS and the police.
A total of 478 accredited members from the 15 chapels under the state council participated in the election.
Ikeogwu, who was sworn in shortly after the announcement, called on his opponent and other members of the union to join hands with him to make the council stronger and united.
“I want to thank everyone who had been part of the success of this election.
“Let me say here that there is no victor and no vanquished. We are all winners.
“I will like to use this medium to call on my opponent in this election to join hands with me.
“The NUJ in Delta is one big family, so let us remain united and build a prosperous state council,” Ikeogwu said.