The Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) weekend elected Prince Kehinde Taiga as the group’s national president to pilot the affairs of the body for the next two years.
Taiga was elected alongside seven other National Executive Council members in Asaba, Delta state capital at the group’s 32nd Annual General Conference which had representatives and delegates from across the country.
Although Comrade Thaddeus Osueke, the Imo state secretary was nominated which would have warranted casting votes, Osueke, however, declined contesting with Taiga but rather stepped down for Taiga to be elected unopposed.
The mention of Taiga’s name elicited rapturous applause from the members who pledged total loyalty to the CDHR presidency of Prince Kehinde Taiga.
Others elected with Taiga were Ayuba Musa as internal auditor, Barrister Violet as legal adviser, Gerald Katchy as publicity secretary, Comrade Roy as Treasurer, James Chikwendu as general secretary.
All the National Executive Committee members were elected unopposed from members.
At the Annual General Conference, former Board of Trustee members were dissolved having concluded their tenure and a new one was constituted by the committee.
Awards were presented to some deserving NEC members who were deemed to have served meritoriously in the just past administration. A journalist Benjamin Dunno, was also recognised and given award by the CDHR.
At the event, the Delta state commissioner of police, Ari Mohammed Ali, was represented as guest of honour by Fasupa Tope, a chief superintendent of police.