Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has congratulated Mr. Emmanuel Ogbeche on his reelection as the chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council.
According to a statement signed by Nathaniel Ikyur, Chief Press Secretary, the governor said Ogbeche’s reelection was “well-deserved” considering his performance in his first tenure.
He also commended journalists in Abuja for the peaceful and democratic manner the election was conducted.
In his own words, “I wish to on behalf of the good and peace-loving people of Benue state, heartily congratulate Mr. Emmanuel Ogbeche on his reelection for another term of three years. Your victory was well-deserved and expected because of your landmark achievements in the past three years.
“I believe your colleagues were enthralled by your outstanding performance hence their decision to vote massively for your reelection.
“I wish you a successful tenure and enjoin you and the new executive to place nation above personal and practice journalism in strict compliance with the ethics of the profession.
“As a strong advocate of peace, justice and equity and fairness, I urge the chairman with his members in Abuja to speak truth to power through their reportage and eschew fake news, which is doing more harm than good to the nation”
Ortom charged Ogbeche and his executive committee members to work for the unity of the nation and prayed for their successful tenure.
According to him, “I pray that you will enjoy a successful and peaceful tenure and continue to push for a Nigeria, where peace, justice and fairness takes the centre stage”