At least, twelve members of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) seeking positions in the executive committee will test their popularity in a general election scheduled to hold tomorrow, Friday, May 6, 2022.

The election is coming on the heels of the expiration of Mr. ODITA SUNDAY’s led administration, which came into office for the second term three years ago.

ODITA SUNDAY was first elected President of the Association in 2016 and was re-elected in 2019, following his outstanding performance.

A press statement released on Wednesday by the Chairman of the Association’s Electoral Committee, FRANK OSHANUGOR said the election would be observed by the executive committee members of the Lagos State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), adding that the election would takes place at the Association’s Media Centre located at Oduduwa Street, GRA Ikeja by 1:00pm.

He stated that every arrangement for a free and fair election has been put in place; adding that the campaigns embarked upon in the past weeks by the aspirants have been healthy and robust.

He commended the contestants for engaging in peaceful campaigns.

OSHANUGOR enjoined all contestants to play by the rules prior to and during voting as his Committee has the right to disqualify any aspirant, who breaches the already stipulated conditions for the election.

It may interest you to know that the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) is a beat association under the auspice of the Nigerian Union of Journalists.

It consists of Journalists from the print, electronics and online news platforms, who are assigned to cover the crime and security related beat.

The beats includes the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Immigration, Nigerian Customs, Nigeria Army, Nigerian Security & Civil Defence Corps, Department of State Services, the private security sector.

The Association was founded about 30 years ago and has made its mark over the years through its annual lectures/awards during which, contemporary national security related issues are discussed with solutions offered by industry professionals.

It has also honoured scores of Nigerians and institutions for exemplary achievements or contributions to the society and humanity.

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