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2019: NUJ secretary joins Assembly Race

SECRETARY of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Bayelsa State council, Mr. Imgbi Stanley, yesterday, disclosed his intention to contest for the Southern Ijaw Constituency 3 seat in the 2019 general elections.
The NUJ scribe declared his intention through the Chairman of Boma People’s Assembly, Mr. Ayibatare Easterday, during a visit to the leadership of the NUJ in the state.
Speaking during the visit attended by scores of journalists, Easterday said after due consultation with political stakeholders from the area, Imgbi was adjudged the most preferred candidate for the position.
He said “according to our findings, Imgbi is highly respected and accepted by our people. If it is integrity, he has it. If it is in terms of all embracing representation, Imgbi has been tested and found competent.
“According to the political stakeholders we spoke to, Imgbi is the best candidate to take that seat when the tenure of the incumbent, Daniel Igali, ends in 2019.
“So it is pertinent that we present him to you, his primary constituency and also seek your support for our mandate in any form.”
In his reaction to the news, Chairman of the NUJ, John Angese, thanked the poeple of Bomo Kingdom for finding a member of the pen profession worthy to represent them at the state assembly.
“We feel proud each time journalists are given the opportunity to take up leadership positions in the society. That is because, as watchdogs of the society, we play a major role in reshaping it for good.
“Be rest assured of our unflinching support and contribution to this course because it is like our own project as a union. We pray that God makes this dream to come to fusion.”
Also speaking, the immediate past chairman of the union, Mr. Tarinyo Akono, said he is confident that the NUJ scribe would make it to the state assembly, but urged him not to forget the NUJ which is his primary constituency when he eventually wins in 2019.
By Eunice Nnachi, Yenagoa
SECRETARY of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Bayelsa State council, Mr. Imgbi Stanley, yesterday, disclosed his intention to contest for the Southern Ijaw Constituency 3 seat in the 2019 general elections.
The NUJ scribe declared his intention through the Chairman of Boma People’s Assembly, Mr. Ayibatare Easterday, during a visit to the leadership of the NUJ in the state.
Speaking during the visit attended by scores of journalists, Easterday said after due consultation with political stakeholders from the area, Imgbi was adjudged the most preferred candidate for the position.
He said “according to our findings, Imgbi is highly respected and accepted by our people. If it is integrity, he has it. If it is in terms of all embracing representation, Imgbi has been tested and found competent.
“According to the political stakeholders we spoke to, Imgbi is the best candidate to take that seat when the tenure of the incumbent, Daniel Igali, ends in 2019.
“So it is pertinent that we present him to you, his primary constituency and also seek your support for our mandate in any form.”
In his reaction to the news, Chairman of the NUJ, John Angese, thanked the poeple of Bomo Kingdom for finding a member of the pen profession worthy to represent them at the state assembly.
“We feel proud each time journalists are given the opportunity to take up leadership positions in the society. That is because, as watchdogs of the society, we play a major role in reshaping it for good.
“Be rest assured of our unflinching support and contribution to this course because it is like our own project as a union. We pray that God makes this dream to come to fusion.”
Also speaking, the immediate past chairman of the union, Mr. Tarinyo Akono, said he is confident that the NUJ scribe would make it to the state assembly, but urged him not to forget the NUJ which is his primary constituency when he eventually wins in 2019.

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