By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
A former Media Officer of Sunshine Stars Football Club, Comrade Wahab Bankole has emerged tye Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), to direct the affairs of the association in the state for the next three years.
Delegates from all the chapels of the association participated in the Congress / election that was presided over by the Southwest Vice President of the Association, Com. Boye Ajayi and other notable diginitaries and stakeholders in the business of sports both in and outside the state. At the peaceful election, that produce Wahab Bankole of the OSRC as the Chairman, Giwa Segun of the Correspondent as the Secretary, Isaac Afolabi of the Radio Nigeria as the Assistant Secretary while Olubunmi Afuye of the Orange Fm emerged as the Financial Secretary. In his goodwill message at the occasion, former National President of SWAN, Sir Steve Alabi appreciates the members for still keep the flag of the association flying, charged members to do of more reportage on local contents of sports reporting,than playing emphasis on foreign sports at expense of the indigenous sports. Noting that, this will be an avenue at develping and encouraging green talents in the locality and promoting them to become stars in the nearest future. Also the chairman of the occasion, Hon. Akin Akinbobola, former chairman of the Ondo state football agency and the Secretary General Western Nigeria Football Federation (WNFF) admonishes the sports writers on reports at promoting different sports across the country and also at ensuring that great premium is placed on accuracy. While in his statement at the occasion, the President of SWAN who was represented by the South West Vice President of the association , Boye Ajayi task members and the new exectivese to all discharged their duties according to the dictates and lay-down rules and guidelines of the association. Saying the association will continue and ensure that members are always protected and carry along in scheme of events. He also appreciated the SWANECO of the association in the state that comprises Olayemi Festus Ojo, Longe Olabisi and Atolagbe Oluwafemi for doing a good job at organising and conducting the Tri-Annual delegates Congress and the election as a successful outing. The delegates Congress/election was declared open by the state commissioner for youths and sports , Hon. Saka Yusuff Ogunleye, as a veteran Sports writer, Com. Ayo Ogedengbe delivered a lecture tittled "SPORTS AS A UNIFYING FACTOR" at the occasion.