Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Njaba branch has held its elections, with Comrade Anthony Akojuru emerging as winner. Akojuru pulled 166 votes out of 392 votes cast to defeat two other contestants.
Speaking at the election, the council chairman, Chief Bon Nnaka called for a peaceful conduct of the election and expressed confidence in the team.
He commended both the winner and the losers for comporting themselves well, adding that the workers have selected the candidates of their choice, and urged them to give the present executive all the support it needed to move Njaba Local Government to the next level.
Earlier, the Imo State NULGE officials led by the secretary, Comrade Edwin Iwuji, who conducted the election, expressed his appreciation for the orderliness, transparency and decorum exhibited and thanked them for the high sense of integrity in the voting process.
The Treasurer of the local government and NULGE national trustee, Barr., Lawrence Uzowuru who announced the result, and the Director of Administration and General Services DAGS, Prince Onwusiri, who performed the swearing–in and oath of office commended the exercise and asked them to carry others along in the scheme of things.
Responding, the newly sworn-in elected chairman, Comrade Anthony Akojuru appreciated the council staff for deeming him fit to lead them for the next three years, promising to work collectively with his executives to deliver.
Other elected officers include: Aribenma Ikechukwu, Vice Chairman, who pulled 205 votes; Aguguo Emeka, Secretary; Ihe Charity, Treasurer; Akojuru Felicia, Auditor while Obi Athanasius was returned unopposed as Trustee.
By Cyril Aririguzo