As the January 28 election of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Anambra State Council draws closer, Comrade Ngozi Obileri of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS, who is vying for the post of Vice Chairman, has taken her campaign train to Local Government Information chapel, to seek support of members ahead of the poll.
Correspondent Cbibuzor Obidike was part of the team and reports that members of the campaign team headed by the caretaker committee chairman of the chapel, Comrade Ejike Abana are marching with confidence in preparation for an election which they say would change the narrative of the union in Anambra State.
Comrade Obileri, an award-winning journalist, has through her love for human angle reports and unique news writing style intervened in the problems of the needy and become a voice for the voiceless in the state and beyond.
In a brief introduction about the candidate, Comrade Abana described Comrade Obileri as one of the finest staff the chapel has ever produced and asked them to rally round her to achieve her positive ambition.
Rolling out her manifesto, Comrade Obileri, who said that being a practicing journalist has exposed her to the numerous challenges facing the union, promised to always remind and bring most of these issues to the notice of the chairman for immediate intervention.
She frowned at the attitude of some members who have deviated from the core function of unionism because of personal gains and re-emphasized that it is against the terms of fairness to have retired civil servants piloting the union, describing it as unconstitutional.
Receiving the team on behalf of the chapel, the chairman of the local government Information Chapel, Comrade Nnamdi Nweke testified the long relationship enjoyed by the two chapels, and assured the ABS chapel that they would make unanimous analysis with a view of making the right decision that would also sustain the cordial relationship that exists between them.