The Lagos State Chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on Tuesday night elected new executives to run its affairs for the next four years.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election which took the form of party politics had two teams- Omoluabi Team and Pillars Team – vying for executive positions.
Judiciary staff from all over Lagos State thronged the premises of the Ikeja High Court at 3.00p.m. to cast their votes. Voting ended at 7.45p.m. after which counting of votes began.
Mr Kehinde Shobowale of Pillars Team was declared the winner of the election after polling 388 votes to become the new Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of JUSUN.
He narrowly defeated Mr Taofeek Gbadebo of the Omoluabi Team, who got 382 votes.
Addressing the judiciary staff at the event, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Aloba, praised the peaceful conduct of the election.
The chief judge, who was represented by Mr Sanusi Kamar, Director of Finance and Human Resources of the Lagos State Judiciary, pledged support for staff of the Lagos State Judiciary.
He urged them to work hard and pursue excellence in their various fields, promising that their welfare would remain important to the judiciary.
In his acceptance speech, the new JUSUN Chairman, Shobowale, promised not to let down the judiciary.
Shobowale said that he would work hard to deliver all his electoral promises.
NAN reports that Mrs Adenike Ogunnaike was elected the union’s Vice-Chairman, while Mrs Olorunfunmilayo Oloyede emerged the Treasurer.