The Deputy Editor in Chief of The Sun Newspapers becomes the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors.
The Deputy Editor in Chief of The Sun Newspapers, Femi Adesina, was on Friday elected the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors at the body’s national convention, tagged Ibadan 2013.
Mr. Adesina was sworn in alongside other members of his executive. He took over from Gbenga Adefaye, General Manager, Publication of Vanguard Newspaper, who’s two terms of four years ended on Friday as well.
The new president scored 149 votes to defeat his only challenger, Tukur Abdulrahman, Managing Director, New Nigeria, who scored 57 votes.
Other offices contested were Deputy President, Vice President (North) and Standing Committee.
Aisha Sule emerged the Deputy President with 137 votes, while Suleiman Gaya was elected the Vice President (North) with 102 votes.
Victor Agusiobo, Vice President (East); Steve Ayorinde, Vice President (West); Isaac Ighure (Secretary); Mustapha Isa (Assistant Secretary); Ogbang Akwaji (Treasurer) and Funke Egbemode (Social /Publicity Secretary) got offices unopposed.
The new executives will hold office for two years.
After announcing the results of the elections, Mohammed Haruna, former Managing Director, New Nigeria Newspaper, who acted as the presiding officer, said that the process went according to the rules of the guild.
Speaking to journalists, Mr. Adesina thanked his colleagues for rising above ethnocentrism in casting their votes.
He pledged to immediately start functioning in order to realise his campaign promises in good time.
Mr. Adesina promised to build a befitting secretariat for the body in Abuja.