NGE Election: Obi congratulates Eze Anaba, others, sets tasks for media


Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has described the transparent processes leading to the election of the Vanguard Newspapers Editor, Eze Anaba, as President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) as a sign of new beginning for Nigeria. The LP standard bearer congratulated Anaba and other successful contestants, describing their emergence as positive development for the media and the country at large.

Obi who made the remarks in a statement, urged the new officers to see their election as a call for more contribution in the making of a new Nigeria where truth, justice, equity and hard work would be the watch words. He recalled the noble role by the media at strategic points in Nigeria’s march to nationhood, urging contemporary practitioners to further dedicate themselves to the collective efforts at making the country a better place for all.

Obi, former Anambra state governor, enthused that the transparency of the processes leading to the new NGE officials, aligns with his dream of a Nigeria where the voters are allowed to vote candidates of their choice and their votes counted.

“By the peaceful and transparent conduct of the elections, the NGE has shown that a new Nigeria, free from manipulations and vote rigging, is possible. The keenness of the competition among the contestants and ability to stick to the issues while campaigning, is a lesson to politicians and all Nigerians seeking elective offices. Every Nigerian of good conscience should be proud of the marks of true statesmanship demonstrated by the entire members of the NGE in the election.

“I congratulate the elected officials and others who contested with them for the nobility of their efforts. The victory in the election is a victory for all NGE members and victory for democracy,” Obi stated.

He charged the editors to recommit themselves in the search for an equitable Nigeria, adding that with the uncertain economic atmosphere in the country and other challenges of insecurity, all hands needed to be on the deck to pull the nation through.

Obi urged the journalists and other citizens not to lose hope in the country but to continue to contribute their quota in repositioning it. He urged Anaba and his team to see their election as a call to service and victory to the media profession.
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