Gideon Iwueke of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) has defeated Nicholas Obisike of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday as he emerges the Chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Enugu chapter.
Iwueke defeated Obisike with 16 votes to seven at the election held inside the Enugu State Football Association (ENSFA) office after several postponements.
Andrew Nnebedum, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, urged the new elected members to take the association forward and unite all members while speaking after the election,.
As the chairman of the electoral committee, we worked with the electoral guidline from the national and I am happy that it had come and gone.
We have Gideon Iwueke who resigned as a member and Chinedu Adonu, the two resigned and contested for chairman and secretary and won.
I am happy we had the election which ushered in new executive to oversee the association’s activities for the next three years.
The voters have spoken and that was the choice of the electoral body and members of the SWAN, in Enugu.
The South East Vice President, Chigozie Chukwulota, said that SWAN Enugu had been the bedrock of the region and needed to have executives after three years in ‘exile’.
This election is a long desired dream that came through for over three years and it is more than an election but a re-union of a family, she said.
However, she urged the new executive council to bring back life to the association and to reach out to other members who left the association for some reasons.
Iwueke also acknowledged that the executive had a lot to do in terms of taking the association to a higher level.
According to him, I want to believe that we are going to give the right leadership by building bridges and bringing people together.
We will make sure that everybody is carried along to take the association to a greater height as we want to make SWAN in Enugu busy by organising games.
The new chairman also promised to organise events and training for members, to strengthen the association
I believed by the grace of God and the handshake from the members, we are going to make sure that this comes to fulfilment.
He assured members of the association that the executive would create a good relationship with the national body to ensure that members who paid, get their Identification Card.
According to NAN, members of the council include Chinedu Ikpechukwu of the SUN as the Vice Chairman.
Sabastine Adonu of the Vanguard, Secretary, Chibuike Peter, Assistant Secretary while Chibuzor Nwoye of ESBS Treasury.