A frontline aspirant for the Chairmanship of the Kwara State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Abdullahi Dare Akogun has promised to run an inclusive administration if elected.
Akogun, who formally commenced his campaign for the position ahead of the July 10 election of the Union, also emphasized that it would be impossible for the Kwara NUJ to function properly without the support of the state government.
Flagging off the campaign at the Correspondents chapel on Monday in company supporters and well-wishers, Akogun said, “If I have your mandate to lead this Council as Chairman, I promise to run an all inclusive government in which all the executives and members will be responsible for the success of our mission statement and the vision I have for the council in the next three years.”
The chairmanship hopeful who arrived the chapel with his campaign team said if elected, he will partner the Kwara State Government to drive the activities of the Kwara NUJ to success.
Akogun also clarified that he is seeking to be the chairman of the state council of NUJ not to present himself as the best but rather to render himself as a servant for the union to carry out holistic reforms and make appreciable progress.
“I believe the current exco have done their best within their ability, God knows, we all have our limitations.
“However where they erred, I have decided to make corrections, so that we can at least have a desired change for a Council of our dream,” he said.
The ‘Radio General’ as he is foldly called said welfare of members would be his prime focus if elected.
He also pledged to carry along the correspondents in the state, stating that “If I have your mandate, our administration shall take care of the interest of the correspondents’ by making sure we have an Ex Officio member from among you.”