LACAN Elects New Executive

Joseph Agi of Radia Nigeria has been elected as Chairman of Labour Correspondents Association of Nigeria (LACAN), an umbrella body of journalists reporting the labour beat in Abuja.

In a keenly contested election on Friday,  Mr Agi polled 14 votes to narrowly defeat Collins Olayinka of Guardian newspaper who polled 13 votes.

The election for the position of Vice Chairman was declared inconclusive as the two candidates contesting the seat polled same number of votes. While Onyebuchi Ezeigbo of Thisday newspaper polled 14 votes, same number of votes was garnered by Patrick Abulu of Africa Independent Television (AIT), leading to a rerun which will be conducted on a yet to be specified date.

The position of secretary went to Chinedu Echianu of Vision FM who polled 18 votes to defeat Moses Akwashiki of Blueprint newspaper who ramped up 10 votes.

Ekaete Ibuot of Wazobia FM was also elected as Treasurer while Appolos Christian of Tribune newspaper emerged as the welfare officer/PRO.

Swearing in the new Executive, Head of Information of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Mr Benson Uppah commended the peaceful and rancour free nature of the election and praised the maturity displayed by both the winners and losers. He however urged the new executive  not to see their election as a personal victory but a call to service.

While congratulating the elected Exco members, Mr Upah charged them to hit the ground running by uniting all members of the Association for the common good.



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