Peace has returned to Ebonyi State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
This follows the declaration of support by an aggrieved official of the union, Comrade Benjamin Nworie to new Chairman of the union, Comrade Nwafor Samson.
Nworie who is the Vice Chairman of the union had declared that he was the Acting Chairman of the state NUJ saying that the bye-election that produced Nwafor as the substantive Chairman of the union was null and void and of no effect.
But Nworie has congratulated Nwafor. In a congratulatory message, Nworie described Nwafor’s emergence as the Chairman as a victory for him
He said “in the spirit of comradeship and brotherhood and in special recognition to the concerns of critical stakeholders within and outside our dear Union, I formally Congratulate you, Comrade Samson Nwafor as the Chairman of NUJ, Ebonyi State.
“Your emergence is victory for me and I want you to carry everybody along in order to chart a better course for the Union.
“The noble role that we alI played was to protect the integrity of our Union, may be if we had kept quiet, the choice of a new Chairman would have been disastrous to our union.You should know we didn’t fail. We know who we don’t want and our strengths have been known.
“My dear brother, Samson, let me inform you that I am deeply pleased to have you as our new Chairman. For me, it’s victory with the same identity but different names.
“I will continue to offer you the necessary supports to ensure that you succeed in office even as I would want you to know that no one is too big or small in our Union.
“We shall collectively strive to work as a team for the unity of our dear union. Once more, I offer my congratulations to our new Chairman and urge all our members to support the new leadership”. He said.