By Hannah Nathan, Warri
The Publisher of Congress Newspaper, Comrade Ozobo Austin has emerged as the winner of the just concluded election of the Ijaw Publishers Forum, IPF on Tuesday.
Others who emerged in the new EXCO -elect are: Charles Oyinbi Onduku, Vice President, Magbei Tare Philip, secretary, Mingo Friday saya, treasurer, ThankGod Mike Ugedi, Financial Secretary and Ezekiel Kagbala, Public Relations Officer (P.R.O).
The election which was held in TM hotel, Warri Delta State at 3pm was adjudged to be peaceful, free, fair and credible.
The president in his acceptance speech thanked the almighty God for the peaceful conduct of the election. He further appreciated the electoral committee led by Pastor Arex Akemeotubo, the CEO of Waffi TV for standing by their earlier promise of conducting free, fair and credible election.
While speaking further, Ozobo promised to leave a legacy behind after his two years tenure of office, adding that every organ of the body would be accorded with utmost respect.
He further assured his Exco members and others that he would pilot the affairs of the body with the fear of God, stressing that he would run open-door policy, with accountability, transparency and integrity.
Ozobo, however, called for synergy between stakeholders, leaders, government at all levels and multinational oil companies and others to continue to promote peace, security and development of the Niger Delta region.