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The Senate Press Corps on Friday elected James Itodo of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN as Chairman after defeating Sanni Onogu of The Nation Newspapers with 64 votes to 20.
Others elected are: Chinedu Echianu as (Vice Chairman), Folashade Abdulsalam, (Secretary), Godfrey Eshiemoghie (Assistant Secretary) and Salami Gbenga, (Treasurer).
Nneka Amaechi-Nnadi, (Financial Secretary), Taiye Odewale, (Auditor), Mustapha Eniseyin Welfare and Ayo Oguntade, (Chief Whip).
The election which was keenly contested witnessed “manifesto night” Thursday where the contestants told their colleagues their various ‘programmes’.
The new executive members who were sworn-in immediately after the election will run the affairs of Press Corps for the next two years.
In his post election address, the Chairman told members that they were all “winners and no losers”, no Victor’s and no vanquished” and also extended the hand of fellowship to his opponent in the election, Sanni Onogu.
In his reaction, Onogu congratulated Itodo and the other winners, promised to work with them in the overall interest of the Press Corps.