By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
Mr. Chris Isiguzo of Thisday newspapers has defeated the incumbent Waheed Odusile and emerged president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
At the keenly contested election held in Abeokuta , the Ogun State capital, Chris Isiquzo of This Day Newspapers polled 346 Votes to beat his closest rival, the incumbent president Waheed Odusile who polled 329 votes.
According to the result as announced by the returning officer, Benson Upah, Dele Atunbi of NTA polled 101 votes, Abiodun Olalere 56 votes, Seiyefa Uzaka a Director with the Bayelsa State Ministry of Information, 30 votes, Jacob Edi polled 16 votes, Otunba Mike Aladenika 8 votes.
Meanwhile Waheed Odusile and Dele Atubi have already congratulated the winner, Mr Isiguzo Christopher.