The former governor of Lagos state lauded Odusile and charged him to elevate the standard of journalism in the country. “Congratulations to Mr. Odusile for emerging the new NUJ President. Your victory is a validation of your professional stewardship,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
He then added: “It is also an opportunity for you to elevate the standard of journalism and promote ethical conduct. It is tough assignment”
Odusile was declared winner of the keenly contested election by the returning officer and Director, African Affairs, International Federation of Journalists, Mr Gabriel Baglow.
At the National Delegates Conference of NUJ held in Abuja on Saturday, Odusile polled 354 votes to defeat his closest opponent Mr Rotimi Obamuwagun who got 333 votes.
Other contestants for the position of the President included Mr Dele Atunibi, who garnered 51 votes, USA Uzaka who received 46 votes and Alhaji Mustafa Lamidi who got 12 votes.