Osun Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria(OOMPA), has sent a congratulatory message to the newly elected Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Osun chapter, Conrade Kehinde Ayantunji on his success at the polls.
OOMPA, while reacting to the Osun NUJ election result in a statement signed by its newly elected Publicity Secretary, Mr Bright Gbotemi and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, also felicitated with Osun state journalists on the peaceful and successful conduct of the election.
“Congratulating our comrade and mentor for your success at the polls and we are particularly pleased that your election came through a peaceful democratic process, we are really happy not only for you but also for the entire body of journalists in Osun state,” OOMPA PRO elect, Comrade Tunde Bright Olorungbotemi said.
Quoting the OOMPA chairman elect, Jare Ismahil Tiamiyu, the statement described the peaceful election conducted by the Osun NUJ as a clear indication that Nigerian journalists have real democratic instincts in them which is worthy of emulation.
“The peaceful conduct of the Osun NUJ election is also a clear indication that Nigerian journalists are determined to walk the talk, practising the ideal they preach daily through their writings, and presentation on air.
“This is what Osun journalists have just done and we want to especially commend them for this lofty achievement. Indeed, your conduct is worthy of emulation,” Jare Tiamiyu said.
“It’s also heartwarming to hear that the newly elected Chairman in his speech vowed to ensure accountability and transparency, which are the rare ingredients in our normal polite today,” he added.
The members of the OOMPA also called on those who lost out in the election to cooperate and work together with the new executives to move the journalism profession forward in the state of Osun.
“The goal should be continuous improvement of the profession and advancement in the welfare of its practitioners,” he said.
“Once again, we congratulate the new Osun NUJ Chairman, Kehinde Ayantunji and other executive members and we congratulate all journalists in Osun on this successful and peaceful democratic process,” OOMPA said.
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