Kehinde Ayantunji has emerged as the new Chairman of Osun Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Monday to run the affairs of the union for the next three years.
Comrade Ayantunji of Osun Defender newspaper polled 186 votes to emerged chairman, defeating his only rival , Dele Ajayi of Uniq FM, who polled 62.
In the peaceful election which was conducted Wasiu Ajadosu of Radio Nigeria polled 136 votes to emerged vice Chairman while his rival from State Information , Oluwatoyin Adeoye had 110 Voted.
Comrade Bukola Elufaddejin of Local Government emerged as general secretary, trounced other two contenders , Lateef Agboola and Aboderin Adeyemi of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC).
The swearing in of the new elected officers was immediately conducted by Barrister Oyesiku Adelu in the presence of National Vice Chairman B zone, Cosmos Oni among others.
In return to his victory, Ayantunji promised to raise the tempo of Honour and uphold sanctity, just as he vowed to uphold the constitution of the union during his tenure as well as treat all members with fairness and equity.
Ayantunji, who had ruled the union for over eight months to complete the tenure of his predecessor, Comrade Abiodun Olalere reiterated his commitment towards raising the bar of honour of the union in the state as well as conscious protection of its sanctity.
He further assured members of the union that his leadership would strive meticulously to strengthen career progression and institutionalize professionalism, if given opportunity to further serve the union.
The Osun NUJ Chairman maintained that his administration in the last one year had engendered industrial cohesion without compromising the integrity of the union, as he promised to enhance capacity building for the purpose of sustaining professional competence of members in the face of technology -driven media.
Other officers who were returned unopposed were Lawal Ademola as Treasurer and Alhaji Abdulrasak Alege Internal Auditor.
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