June 24, 2024

APCOM to begin election of new leaders

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Etim Ekpimah

The Association of Practitioners of Community Media in Nigeria (APCOM), has begun the electioneering process to usher in new leadership for 2022.

The association has at its previous meeting nominated a Metro journalist with Vanguard, Mrs Adelaja Abosede to head its credential committee.

Adelaja was given the privilege to nominate the Publisher, Kosofe Inside-Out, Mr Olalekan Lawal as Committee Secretary.

The committee on Friday, August 26, 2022, announced eight vacant positions to be occupied by interested candidates which are President, Vice President, General Secretary, Asst. Gen. Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, PRO and Welfare Officer.

A statement signed by the chairman of the committee, Mrs Adelaja Abosede Oluwawemimo, announced the Sales of Expression of Interest forms to take place between September 1-7, 2022 and submission of same between September 8 and 12 and followed by a screening of candidates on September 15, 2022.

The statement added that the names of eligible candidates would be displayed on September 16 while campaigns will start on September 19.

She stated that the committee also fixed Thursday, September 29, 2022, for Manifestoes/Elections Day.

APCOM had at its meeting on Friday, August 19, 2022, dissolved its former executive members, led by the Publisher of Ilupeju Today, Mr Dayo Akintobi while the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mr Odion Aleobua, took over the affairs of the association.

“While we look forward to free and fair elections, kindly, direct all enquiries to the Credential Committee,” said Adelaja.

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