“We have covered other elections; it is the time for us to show good example for others to follow,’’ he said.
He commended the committee for commencing its duties even before the formal inauguration, adding that the inauguration was just a ceremony.
He said that some criteria ranging from credibility and commitment to the union were considered before the members were selected.
He expressed confidence that the committee would perform creditably well in its assignment.
“The National Secretariat will always be there to render any form of assistance to the committee in order for you to succeed,’’ he said.
The president promised that his office would assist the committee to enable it succeed in its assignment.
“If you cannot reach me, you will definitely reach the National Secretary for any form of assistance regarding the elections.
“I can also assure you that I do not have to be in Abuja for you to reach out to me for any assistance,’’ Garba said.
The credentials committee is chaired by Mr Gbenga Onayiga.
The members are: Aishatu Sule, Abiodun Olalere, Igwe Okoro, Gobum Kadapba and Patric Albert, while Ladi Patrick, would serve as Secretary.
He expressed appreciation to the union for selecting them out of the thousands of journalists across the country.
“We will not let the president and our great union down for whatever reason,’’ he said.
Onayiga expressed confidence that with the calibre of its membership, the union should be rest assured that the elections would be credible. (NAN)
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