God Showed Up And We Showed Off – Boye Salau

…Adds, ‘We’ve Forgiven Every Utterances Against Us’

As they continued to bask in the euphoria of their victory in last Wednesday Rivers NUJ election at the Ernest Ikoli Press Center, Port Harcourt, the Consolidation Team has said that the outcome of the polls came in their favour due to God’s intervention.

In a statement issued shortly after their victory dance, Director General of Consolidation Team, Boye Salau said God showed them light at the end of a dark tunnel, hence they had to celebrate His goodness to His glory.

The statement which he titled ‘Sweet Victory: It’s Marvellous In Our Eyes’, Salau said victory was made possible by the benevolence of Almighty God, whom he hailed as the ‘I am that I am’, adding that the victory was not only for the Consolidation Team but for all members of the pen fraternity in Rivers State.

“We sincerely appreciate our dear Hon. Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Nsirim; elders of our Union, ably led by our all-time mentor and former House of representatives member, Hon. Ogbonna Nwuke, for their timely intervention that led to the peaceful resolution of the election impasse. We owe you a debt of gratitude.

“Our appreciation also goes to all our supporters across all the 23 chapels in Rivers State, most especially delegates from 17 chapels that participated in the election, for standing firm and resolute behind our candidates.

“Your overwhelming support which translated into total victory for all our candidates yesterday is incredibly awesome. It bears an eloquent testimony to the fact that you appreciate good and purposeful leadership which Comrade Stanley Job Stanley led executive promises to provide in the next three years. Thank you, dear colleagues.

“To my inestimable members of the Consolidation Team, I’m short of words to convey my most sincere appreciation to you. You guys are exceptionally wonderful. Without your doggedness, resilience and commitment, we would not have been savouring this sweet victory, today. I love you all.

“We also extend our appreciation to members of the Credentials Committee and national officers who came to supervise the election, most especially our own zonal Vice President, comrade Opaka Dokubo, for a job well done.

“This appreciation will not be complete without thanking members of the Liberation Team for running a good race. More commendable is the spirit of sportsmanship displayed yesterday by the team’s leadership shortly after the swearing in of the newly elected officers.

Thank you, comrades Paul Basia, Obiandu Madume, Amadi Akujobi and co for conceding defeat gallantly. With this spirit, there is no victor, no vanquished. We can now go back to the same table where we used to dine and wine together before the election stalemate.

“Meanwhile, we want to assure you that we have forgiven every utterance said and action committed against our team in the course of the election. We do apologise too to any member of the Union who may have felt offended by any of our misdemeanors. To err is human.

“With the coming onboard of Okechukwu Maru as Vice Chairman, Doris Tams Morrison as Treasurer, Esther Obialor as Asst Secretary, Fubara Miebaka as Financial Secretary and Ominini Leslie-Wokoma as the first female Auditor, we have no doubt that the engine of comrades Stanley Job Stanley and Ike Wigodo led administration which started running since July 2018 will be more oiled to run more smoothly.

“It’s our belief that with the support of every member of NUJ in Rivers State, the new executives will provide accountable, transparent, inclusive, purposeful and pragmatic leadership.

“Once again, we thank you for giving the Consolidation Team another three years to consolidate on its achievements. God bless you all”, he declared.


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