By Imrana Abdullahi, Kaduna
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Kaduna State Chapter has congratulated the association’s new President, Isaiah Kemje Benjamin following his victory at the polls on Thursday July 13, 2023.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Shehu Abdullahi and Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, made available on Friday July 14.
“We are excited by the victory our former chairman, Isaiah Benjamin recorded at the Triennial Delegates Conference of our great SWAN, tagged, “Rivers 2023” at the historic Omoku Community.
“We therefore, congratulate him for the feat. We also commend the electoral umpire, SWANECO, headed by Sunny Ogele.
” To our immediate past president, we are grateful for supervision of a hitch free election,” the statement said.
Kaduna SWAN also praised the opponent of Mr. Benjamin at the polls, a seasoned journalist, Alhaji Sadiq Moyoyo for his excellent spirit of sportsmanship.
“Alhaji Moyoyo was the hero of the day for accepting the outcome with an open heart and congratulating Mr. Benjamin with a warm hug, which immediately created an environment of peace that is needed for progress of our great association, ” it said.
The statement also thanked all the delegates at the election for giving their ex chairman the needed support.
“We use this opportunity in congratulating all others that contested the polls. For those that won, we implore you to rally round our brand new president and accord him the necessary support to lead our association to greater heights.
” We also thank our hosts, Rivers SWAN and our brand new patron, Chief Felix Obuah for unrivalled hospitality received during the triennial delegates conference. God bless you all, ” the statement prayed.