Following the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NEC resolution from its virtual Emergency Meeting of 3rd October, 2021, the NUJ National Credentials Committee wishes to inform State Councils and Delegates that the Union’s 7th Triennial Delegates Conference 2021 will still hold in Umuahia, Abia State.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper correspondent in kaduna reported that in a press statement which was jointly signed by the Chairman, Credentials Committee of the NUJ, Comrade Garba Muhammad who is also a title holder of Dallatun Kinkinau and Secretary, Credentials Committee of the NUJ Victor Ndukwe respectively on the 3rd October, 2021, the NEC resolved as follows: arrival should be on Wednesday, 6th October, 2021 while business Session/Election, hold on Thursday 7th October, 2021.
It would be recalled that the emergency NEC meeting of the Union according to a press statement issued by the National Secretary of the union Shuaibu Usman Leman was convened online on, Sunday, October 3,2021, to douse tension occasioned by a purported court action and to further chart a way forward as it relates to the 7th Triennial Delegates Conference in Umuahia.
According to the statement, the emergency NEC meeting was attended by 72 members and after a brief presentation by the National President, Chris Isiguzo, and the Chairman, Electoral Committee, Garba Muhammad, a motion was moved by Salihu Alkali, Chairman Nasarawa State Council for the 7th Triennial Delegates Conference to hold as scheduled.
The statement further said the motion was seconded by Momoh Adeiza, Chairman Kogi State Council, that election should go on as scheduled since there is no served Court order stopping it, and that should any court process that will necessitate postponement of the election be served, the tenure of the CWC be extended to such a time when elections will be rescheduled.
The statement then noted that there was no counter to this and NEC resolved to proceed with the election from the 6th-7th October, 2021 in Umuahia, Abia State, and that the present CWC is mandated to continue in office if there is any court order that may necessitate a postponement pending when the election will be rescheduled.