Bans have been lifted on campaigns for the triennial delegates conference of the Anambra State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), where journalists in the state will be electing a new executives, following the coming to an end of the tenure of the incumbent executives led by Comrade Henry Nwasike.
Four journalists will be slugging it out in the election which holds in November, 13th, 2015, with top contenders already working to outwit each other, just as some of the candidates have worked hard to remain in the race, following petitions from others for their disqualification.
The four candidates running for the position of the chairman of the council include; Mr Abuchi Nwozor, a staff of the state owned Anambra Broadcasting service(ABS), Mr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, a staff of the Authority Newspaper, owned by oil magnate, Ifeanyi Ubah, which is also yet to hit the state, Mr Emma Ifesinachi of the State Information ministry and Mr Emeka Arinze, also of the ABS.
For the position of the Secretary, Mrs Ngozi Obi Chukwuma of ABS will be slugging it out with Mr Nduchris Nwanna, who is popularly know as Okwuoto, and works with the federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria(FRCN), Purity FM.
Some other contestant in the election include; Mr Ikem Asika oif FRCN who is contesting for the position of Vice chairman, Mr Peter Okoli of News Agency of Nigeria, NAN who will be squared up against Mr Henry Duru of Orient Newspaper.
More candidates are Mr Ekwi Ajide of ABS, who is running against Mr Chukwudi Chukwuenyem of FRCN, and others.
The stakes for the positions seem high, and all candidates are working hard and ensuring that no stone is left unturned just to ensure victory for themselves.
Some onlooker have already positioned themselves to see what the fraternity of the brothers of the pen will be able to do to hold a free and fair election, considering that they are always in the forefront criticizing others other inability to get it right in elections.
…stay tuned for more…