By: Alfred Saiki and Raji Ronke,
The Chairmanship contestant in the forthcoming Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Plateau State Council’s election slated for 7th September, Mr. Paul Jatau, has further strengthened his bid with the blessings coming from Members of the Editorial Board of his establishment, the Plateau Publishing Corporation (PPC), the Publishers of the NIGERIA STANDARD and SUNDAY STANDARD Newspapers. REALITY authoritatively gathered.
While playing host to the chairmanship aspirant, Paul Jatau, REALITY gathered that, the Managing Editor of the Corporation, Mr. Samuel Dung Dagyang, in his office said, “I have given you hundred percent support from the Editorial board and I formally endorse you to face the contest praying that you emerge victorious”.
The Managing Editor went further to advice the aspirant and his campaign team to humble themselves while campaigning in the various Chapels in the State Council, saying, “In an election, every vote counts hence, please consider that everybody is important”.
Mr. Samuel Dagyang, encouraged the aspirant to build a solid foundation that would remain as a lasting legacy, when given the mandate to serve NUJ in the capacity of a chairman, so as for him to be emulated by younger ones, by so doing the sky would be his limit.
Reports reaching REALITY indicated that, earlier, the aspirant, Mr. Jatau, said being at home, he deemed it necessary to first seek for the fatherly blessing of the Editorial Board and prayers, before preparing himself to face the battle ahead. Mr. Jatau promised to make PPC (his home organization) proud when elected, hence his appeal for their support.
Speaking from the inner circle of the NUJ REALITY gathered that a member of the National Exco of the NUJ and a former Plateau State Council Chairman, Mr. Katdapba Gobum, who is also the SUNDAY STANDARD Editor, described Mr. Paul Jatau, as a humble man and has all the qualities to move the state council forward and promised to give him the needed support during the election.
You would recall that Mr. Jatau had promised to bring back the lost unity of members in the state Council, if voted in, while on a campaign visit to REALITY Chapel recently.