ACNPN has no national executive, former Delta Chairman alleges
Former chairman, Association of Community Newspapers Publishers of Nigeria
(ACNPN), Delta State Chapter, Fidelia Essi has alleged that the body has no
national executive manning the affairs of the association.
The former chairman who is the publisher of Isoko Mirror Newspaper
purported that since the termination of the Comrade Sotonye Tobi
Fulton’s-led administration, the apex body regulating the publishing of
community newspapers has not had it smooth.
Comrade Essi made this known at the 60th birthday celebration of Barr (Mrs)
Mary O Erijo, held in Hotel Valeria, Asaba.
The publisher who was a member of the national executive council of the
association, stressed that in a decision reached at an enlarged meeting of
the National Executive Council (NEC), of the association directed that
states belonging to ACNPN should carry out their activities in their
respective states pending when election is democratically conducted for
She emphasized that currently, no co-ordinator or interim president was
appointed by the association to pilot the affairs of ACNPN at the national
level, “nobody has been mandated to act as coordinator or president”.
She further said that to place the records straight, confirmation of her
facts should be channeled to the former national secretary, Comrade Emma
Omorodion, Publicity Secretary, Joshua Igberase, national auditor, Comrade
Victor Christopher, Vice President South-south zone, Elder Walome, Edo
State present chairman, Comrade Okhre Ohiria among others.
According to Comrade Essi, ACNPN which is registered with the Corporate
Affairs Commission (CAC), is made up of responsible Nigerians engaged in
She maintained that “the indigenous publishers under the auspices of ACNPN
affords us the association the opportunity of having a better understanding
of government programmes and policies and relating same to the generality
of Nigerians through our various publications which is the closet source of
information to the people”.
She commended the administration of the Delta state chairman of the
association, Comrade Jude Obiememyego, which came on board on 31st of May,
She noted that with what she is seeing on ground since the administration
assumed office, there are numerous change and progress, adding that members
should support the Obiememyego-led administration to strive and achieve its