Members of the union reached the agreement during an emergency congress organized by the incumbent executive of the state Council in collaboration with the NUJ Anambra state 2022 Election Credentials Committee, at the state NUJ Secretariat in Awka, in response to a letter from the national arm of the union which is demanding for indefinite pause on the election which was slated to hold today being the 28th of January, 2022.
Correspondent Emmanuel Okonkwo reports that the said letter from the national body of the union also demands for the submission of some documents from the state council.
Speaking at the Congress, the Acting Chairman of the Anambra state NUJ, Comrade Francis Ekpone who regretted the recent development around the council’s election, asked members of the council to support the motion for election to hold by standing up and raising their hands in which majority threw in their support and he harped on the need for all members to stand by the credentials committee to elect new executive members during the exercise to pilot the affairs of the council.
On his part, the Chairman Anambra state NUJ 2022 Credential Committee, Sir Victor Agusiobo reminded members of the union that what is at stake is the soul of the union, and asked them to come out enmass to vote candidates of their choice, as he assured that the election will hold as slated.
The meeting also featured presentation of manifestoes by the contestants in the election, including two of the Chairmanship Candidates, Dr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, and Comrade Sir Abuchi Onwumelu, as well as two Vice Chairmanship Candidates, Comrade Ngozi Obileri of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, and Lady Beatrice Onuchukwu-Ikwueme, during which they told members of the union their plans for the council if elected.
Members of the union were also given opportunity to ask questions and make contributions on issues surrounding the election, and on how the aspirants would move the Anambra NUJ forward if elected.