(By Silas Tamuno) -Preparatory to an intended plan to usher in a new executive council, the Rivers State Independent Publishers Association (RIVPA) , on Thursday constituted a three-man Election Planning Committee (ELECO ). It is to safely midwife the association’s planned electioneering processes.
The adhoc committee has Gloria Harry (chairperson ), Abraham Dukuma (secretary) and Monday Wehere (member).
A statementissued by Solomon Parakom, Secretary of the Interim Management of RIVPA, said that the newly set up Election Planning Committee was inaugurated by Pastor Jerry Needam , chairman of the association’s three – man interim management committeeat a well-attended RIVPA general assembly meeting, tasked the ELECO members to fashion out an election time-table ,conduct a peaceful, credible, acceptable and fair election in the next two months.
In a related development, the organization of newspaper publishers in Rivers State, had concluded a holistic review and amendment of its constitution. The creme de la creme of RIVPA who were physically present at the meeting unanimously adopted the amended version of its constitution.
Meanwhile, Pastor Needam had hinted that, ” final copies of the reviewed constitution which are expected to accommodate and reflect all the proposed amendments would be presented by the Sir Ngo Martyns- Yellowe-led Constitution Review Committee (CRC) to congress on Thursday, March 25 ,2021.”
The RIVPA interim management committee chairman applauded the members’ invaluable inputs which , he opined ,assisted in no small way to enriching the association’s reviewed constitution. As at press time, the Rivers State – based newspaper publishers have adjourned their general meeting to next week Thursday.