Thursday, October 29THE LEGISLATURE

James Itodo Emerges Chairman, Senate Press Corps

The Senate Press Corps on Friday elected James Itodo of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN as Chairman.

Itodo defeated Sani Onogwu of The Nation Newspapers with 64 votes to 20.

The election saw Chinedu Echianu as (Vice Chairman), Folashade Abdulsalam, (Secretary), Godfrey Eshiemoghie (Assistant Secretary) and Salami Gbenga, (Treasurer).

Others are Nneka Amaechi-Nnadi, (Financial Secretary), Taiye Odewale, (Auditor), Mustapha Eniseyin Welfare and Ayo Oguntade, (Chief Whip).

The election which was keenly contested witnessed “manifesto night” Thursday where the contestants told their colleagues their various ‘programmes’.

The new executive members who were swore in immediately after the election will run the affairs of Press Corps for the next two years.

In his post election address, the Chairman told the members that all of them were “winners and no losers”, no Victor’s and no vanquished” and extending the hand of fellowship to his opponent in the election, Sani Onogwu.

In his reaction, Onogwu congratulated Itodo and the other winners, promising to work with them in the overall interest of the Press Corps.

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