By Balkis Tijani.
Winners have emerged at the elections conducted yesterday, July 27, to produce a substantive executive for the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ).
At the close of polls, Oyelola Oyewale, the editor of Factual Times, an online newspaper, emerged the national registrar of the guild.
Oyelola, who pledged to add value to the activities of the group, thanked all those who supported him during the election.
He said, “I appreciate the support of family, friends and NGIJ members during the electioneering process. I appreciate all your kind words.”
Rowland Olonishuwa, a reporter with the state-owned newspaper, The Herald, was also elected as the Financial Secretary of the Guild.
Other results as announced by the chairman of the election committee, Tope Sunday, and secretary, Solanke Ayomideji Taiwo are as follows:
President — Ayo Mojoyin
1st Vice President — Bashorun I. Bolaji
2nd Vice president — Ezema James
Secretary — Abdulrahman Aliagan
P.R.O/ Welfare — Femi Oyewale
Registrar — Oyelola Oyewale
Financial Secretary —
A statement from the Guild said all elected officials would be issued certificate of return by the chairman of the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists, Mr Tope Sunday.