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Wale Joseph heads SWAN Electoral Committee for Lagos

*Five-man committee to deliver next Exco in December

Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Lagos State Chapter, on Friday inaugurated the electoral committee that would oversee the forthcoming elections into the state executive committee.

The inauguration was done during a congress of the SWAN, Lagos State Chapter at its secretariat at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

The tenure of the incumbent executive committee, led by Fred Edoreh, will expire in December, necessitating the need for fresh elections.

Giving the timeline of the elections, Edoreh said the date for the elections must be December, going by the rules guiding the Association.

Edoreh who has served two terms in office, thereafter, read out names of members of the committee under the chairmanship of the Deputy Secretary-General of SWAN, Wale Joseph, with Enitan Obadina as secretary.

Other members of the electoral body are: Sadiq Martins, Tega Onajefe and Oluchi Tobechukwu.

On the task ahead of the committee, Edoreh charged the members of the committee to be transparent and uphold their integrity, which led to their being called to serve.

He said: “The members of the committee are carefully chosen, based on their pedigree and integrity. In a situation like this, we need those that can stand the rigours of election without being compromised.

“Lagos SWAN is one of the most vibrant and organised chapters of the Association and we need to keep the flag flying.”

The meeting went on to discuss matters of the welfare of members of SWAN and the parcel of land acquired by the Association for the proposed Sports City.

In a report given by a member of the land committee, Tobi Emmanuel, the committee said she had secured 23 acres of land for the project.

It added that efforts were on to secure the second phase of 27 acres.

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