The Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Oyo State on Wednesday set up a five-member Screening and Credentials Committee to conduct election for new executive members.
The constitution of the new committee was sequel to the directive by the National Secretariat of the union to the Oyo State Council directing it to dissolve the former committee and set up a new one.
But worried by the crisis, the National Secretariat in a March 14 letter signed by the Senior Assistant National Secretary, Gbemiga Bamidele, directed that a new committee be set up.
In the letter with reference number NUJ/NS SC 82/Vol VI/1/3/14 and addressed to the Chairman and Secretary of the state council, the new committee was admonished to work within the ambit of the NUJ constitution.
At the chapel’s emergency meeting on Wednesday, Mr Bisi Oladele, the outgoing chairman, inaugurated the five members to conduct a fresh election within a month.
Those inaugurated were Olaide Oyelude (Daily Newswatch), who would act as Chairman, Yinka Bode-Are (NAN), Yinka Fabowale (SUN), Felix Ademola (This Day) and Femi Ilesanmi ( Nation).
Oyelude, who responded on behalf of the committee, thanked the members for the confidence reposed in them and promised to abide by the constitution of the union