SWAN Constitutes Electoral Committee - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, October 3, 2022

SWAN Constitutes Electoral Committee

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has constituted a Five(5) Man Electoral Committee (SWANECO) to conduct election at the expiration of the tenure of the current National Executive Committee (NEC).

SWAN announced the constitution of the committee in a Communique issued at the end of the 56th Full Council Meeting of SWAN held on September 30, 2022.

The Council meeting held virtually and was presided over by the President, Sir Honour Sirawoo.

According to the Communique signed by the Chairman of the Drafting Committee, Isaiah Benjamin and members, Emmanuel Nnaji and Ikenna Okonkwo as endorsed by   SWAN Secretary General, Jude Opara, the 5-man SWAN Electoral Committee (SWANECO) is headed by a former Deputy National President of the Association, Sunny Ogele  with the Chairman of Bayelsa State Chapter, Datonye Fred Alambo as Secretary.

The Communique indicates that Council relying on Section 22 (b) of the SWAN Statute approves a three month tenure extension for the National Executive Committee (NEC) to enable SWANECO ample time to perfect election processes.

It further notes that Council lauds the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare for attracting Alhaji Aliko Dangote to bankroll the regressing of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, and urges other well meaning Nigerians to emulate the gesture of given back to society.

Furthermore, Council urges members to uphold the tenets of the profession by always holding Sports administrators accountable, as a way of contributing to the development of sports in the country.

Council congratulates the newly elected President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF),Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau and other members of the Board; and lauds the immediate past President,  Amaju Pinnick for his achievements while assuring of the continuous support of the Association to the Board.

Council commends Governor Ifeanyi Okowafor his support to the Delta State Chapter of the Association and urges the sustenance of efforts toward ensuring that the forthcoming National Sports Festival (NSF) holds as rescheduled and assures of SWAN readiness to give the championship adequate publicity.

 Council lauds the efforts of the Caretaker Committee of its Lagos State Chapter in repositioning the Association and directs for timeliness in the ongoing electoral process for a new Executive Committee for the Chapter; just as it thumbs up the effort of the FCT Chapter Chairman,Chidoka Ndubueze and his Exco towards getting rid of distractions. 

Council reiterates its position that it has no problem with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), but however, enjoins the sister organization to stop meddling in the affairs SWAN.

It commends the leadership qualities of its President, Sir Honour Sirawoo for selflessly repositioning the association to an enviable height.

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