Nigeria: Omowole Returns As NAWOJ President

By Funmi Aderinto

Incumbent, Ifeyinwa Omowole with 410 votes has retained her position as the President of the National Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ), beating her opponent Biliqisu Oladimeji who polled 270 votes.

This  election was part of activities of the Triennial National Delegates Conference of NAWOJ which went on till early hours of Friday in  Benin City, Edo State capital.

For Deputy President, Maryam Atto Mohammed emerged unopposed.

The most keenly contested position was for the post of National Secretary, where Ladi Bala with 253 votes beat Daharatu  Ahmed Aliyu  who polled 203 votes.

For Assistant Secretary, Helen John Udofa  445 to Dorathy  Abellegah 218 votes, Treasurer Ifeoma Obi 367 to Tosin Odusola 308 votes, Auditor Amina 301 votes to Shola 367 votes.

In a welcome address by chairperson, NAWOJ Edo State Chapter, Mrs Flora Bossey, she  said the association was  committed to catering for and championing the cause of women journalists in Nigeria.
Floral said NAWOJ is known for advancing the career of women journalists by means of training and skills acquisition.

She noted that female journalists from the 36 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja were in attendance.

She  expressed  appreciation to Edo State
Government and other corporate organisations and individuals who supported in hosting the conference.

Over 1,000 delegates (female journalists)  attended the conference. 826 female journalists  were expected to vote.

After the business section, the voting started at about 9 p.m.  through out the night the voting continued.

The atmosphere  of the election was  peaceful, it was a secret ballot voting.

As at 6a.m the votes were still being counted while the contestants and supporters were waiting to hear the outcome.

Curled from New Nigerian

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