The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has congratulated the newly elected State Executive Committee of its FCT Chapter led by Mr. Ndubueze Chidoka.
Despite the numerous challenges in the buildup to the election, it was gratifying to note that FCT SWAN chapter was able to overcome those challenges both from some insiders and their collaborators from outside the Association.
This is sequel to the report of the three-man NEC delegate that supervised the said election in line with Article 12 (g)(ii) of the SWAN Statute.
According to the report by the delegate led by the South-South Vice President of SWAN, Bonny Nyong, the election was conducted in a very peaceful and convivial atmosphere to the admiration of everyone.
NEC advised the elected Chairman and his executive members to be magnanimous in victory and ensure they accommodate every bonafide member of the chapter. To this effect, the Executive Committee may consider setting up a reconciliation committee to reconcile any member who may have been angered by the outcome of the election.
NEC further told the newly elected FCT executives that knowing that SWAN is a professional body they should endeavour to pilot its affairs in line with the Statute of the Association.
Going forward, the leadership of FCT chapter was also told to encourage its members to regularly update their membership because that is the only way they will be eligible to participate in every activity of the Association both in the chapter and at the national level.
They noted that the NEC under the leadership of Sir Honour Sirawoo, it will continue to work and collaborate with the various chapters to develop the Association.