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NUJ nullifies Correspondents Chapel elections in Jigawa

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The Jigawa Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has nullified Thursday’s election of its Correspondents Chapel in the state.

The Secretary of the NUJ in Jigawa, Malam Garba Balangu, announced the nullification in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday.

The release reads: “The attention of the state council of the NUJ has been drawn to an election held on Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 that new executives were elected to run the affairs of the Correspondents Chapel.

“The purported election held, contravened Article (6) of the NUJ Constitution, as most of the elected officers served more than two terms in the positions they were re-elected.

“The state council of the NUJ is the umbrella of all working journalists in the state, it therefore condemned the election and declared it null and void, which has no effect whatsoever.

“The council therefore warns the newly claimed executives against parading themselves as executives of the correspondent’s of the chapel because the election is unconstitutional.”

The NUJ also warned Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as corporate organisations and individuals to shun transacting business with the purported officers in the name of the correspondents’ chapel until fresh election is conducted that would be in line with the NUJ constitution.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Wale Ojetimi

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