By Tony Obiechina, Abuja
The Conference of Benue Journalists (CBJ), has elected new executives to pilot the affairs of the group for the next three years.
After a keenly contested election in Abuja, Anule Emmanuel, State House Correspondent of the New Telegraph emerged the President, while Ewache Ajefu, Editor-in-Chief of Economic Confidential, was elected as the Vice President.
The CBJ is an association of professional media practitioners of Benue origin with members spread across the country; and with the sole objective of promoting, projecting and defending the interest of the people and the state in general.
Other executive members elected for the organization are, Linus Okpeh of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (Secretary), Terhemba Daka, State House Correspondent of Guardian Newspaper (Treasurer), Mr. Ben Ukeji of Champion Newspaper (Welfare/Assistant Secretary) and Mr. Martins Odeh of the News Agency of Nigeria as Public Relations Officer.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee and immediate past President of the Organization, Mr. Emmanuel Iffer commended members for their cooperation towards the successful conduct of the election.
He enjoined the members to support the new executive, for the progress of the organization. The new EXCO will be inaugurated in two weeks.
In his acceptance speech, the new President, expressed appreciation for the confidence reposed in him and other executive members to serve.
He pleaded with members to show commitment in the affairs of the organization by supporting the leadership in order to uplift CBJ to greater heights.
“We cannot do it alone. We are first among equals. What is expected of all of us is commitment. My election and that of other members of the executive is a success for Benue State,” he noted.