Over 5,000 members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers are expected to elect a new set of executives for the Society during an election to be conducted tomorrow in Kano, Daily Trust reports.
Members of the society are to produce a new president, deputy president, three vice presidents, six national excos and other officers that would handle the affairs of the group.
Daily Trust gathered that three candidates namely; Engineer Tasiu Saad Gidiri, Engineer Joseph Olatunde Akinteye and Engineer Edith Yohanna Ishidi are aspiring for the post of deputy president of the Society.
Ten candidates are aspiring for the position of vice president, 13 other members contesting for executive committee members and seven others for the statutory audit committee.
Daily Trust observed that two days ahead of the poll, candidates aspiring for various posts engaged in rigorous campaigns in their efforts to get votes.
Electorates could be seen discussing about one candidate or the other during the conference, while candidates on their part, could be seen moving from one group of voters to the other in their quest to get their votes in tomorrow’s poll.
An NSE member, who preferred for anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to pressmen, told Daily Trust that arrangements had been concluded to conduct a hitch-free election tomorrow.
He said, “everything has been put in place to ensure a hitch-free poll tomorrow. We have arranged with security men and supervisors that would monitor the election. I am therefore, urging NSE members to conduct themselves during the poll so that other unions can emulate us during the conduct of their elections.”
Our correspondent gathered that powerful delegations of engineers from Ghana, Sierra Leon and Kenya would join other engineers who would serve as observers during the poll.
Members of the society converged on Kano on Sunday for the NSE’s National Engineering Conference and Annual General meeting tagged ‘Kano 2019’ scheduled to take place between 2nd and 6th December 2019.
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