Editors Set To Elect New Officers

The Election Committee of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, met yesterday, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Editors’ House , Ikeja to screen nominations for election into the Executive Council and the Standing Committee, holding during the Biennial Convention scheduled for May 03- 05 2019 in Lagos.

This was made known today in a statement signed by the Secretary of the election committee, Mr. Gbemiga Ogunleye.

In carrying out its assignment, the Committee followed strictly, the provisions of the amended 2016  NGE  Constitution  and the Election Guidelines.

At the end of the screening exercise, the following decisions were arrived at:

1. PRESIDENTIAL CONTESTANTS:

a. Mrs. Funke Egbemode- Cleared to contest.

b. Mr. Steve Osuji- Disqualified by Article 3 of the Constitution.

2. DEPUTY PRESIDENT

a. Umar Saidu Tudunwada-Cleared to contest.

b. Chooks Ogbonnaya Oko-Cleared to contest.

3.VICE PRESIDENT(North)

a. Hajia Sani-Cleared to contest.

b. Sanusi Jibrin-Cleared to contest.

4.VICE PRESIDENT(East)

a.Samuel Egbala-Cleared to contest.

b.Dom o. Isute-Cleared to contest.

5.VICE PRESIDENT(West)

Mustapha Isa-Cleared to contest.

6.GENERAL SECRETARY

a. Mary Atolagbe-Cleared to contest.

b. Iyobossa Uwugiaren-Disqualified by Article 3 of the Constitution.

7.ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY

a. Austeen Elewedalu-Cleared to contest.

b.Juliet Chinda Njiowhor-Cleared to contest.

c. Rose Moses-Disqualified by Article 3 of the Constitution.

8.TREASURER

Victoria Ibanga-Cleared to contest

9.SOCIAL/PUBLICITY SECRETARY

a.Ken Ugbechie-Cleared to contest.

b.Mohammed Suleiman-Disqualified for choosing a member of the Election Committee as his sponsor.

10, STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS(North)

a.Catherine Agbo-Cleared to contest.

b.Julius Idowu-Cleared to contest.

c.Husseina A. Bangshika-Cleared to contest.

d.Umoru Ibrahim-Cleared to contest.

11. STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS (East)

a.Ngwoke A.  Ngwoke-Cleared

b.Ikpong Essien-Udom-Cleared

c.Freston Akpor-Cleared

12.STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS(West)

a.Steve Nwosu-Cleared to contest

b.Gabriel Akinadewo-Cleared to contest.

c.Adeleye Ajayi-Cleared to contest.

d.Charles Eze Anaba-Not cleared: To submit letter of appointment as Editor.

The Committe requests all contestants: both those cleared to contest and those yet-to- be cleared to appear before it at 10am on Friday, May 03, 2019, at the Airport Hotel, Lagos, venue of the Biennial Convention, with original copies of their letters of appointment as editors for verification.

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