I’ll consolidate on past gains to uplift SWAN – Moyoyo
By Akpera Nase
The Deputy President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Alhaji Abubakar Moyoyo has stated his determination to consolidate on the past gains of the association, in order to take it to higher heights, if given the opportunity to serve as National President in the forthcoming national delegates conference.
Moyoyo, who stated this while responding to the call by members of the Taraba State chapter of SWAN to run, also expressed appreciation to them for finding him worthy to vie for such exalted position.
Speaking on the state of affairs in the association, the deputy president noted that it has recorded several achievements, since its inception, making particular reference to the acquisition of its national secretariat which is located at the MKO National Stadium, Abuja, as well as the induction of several members into the Association of International Sporting Press (AIPS) among others.
He further commended the current National President of SWAN, Honour Sirawoo for his numerous contributions to the growth of the association.
Speaking further, Moyoyo said: “In the history of SWAN, all other regions have produced national presidents of SWAN except the North East which comprises of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Yobe and Taraba states. For this reason, it will not be out of place for Taraba State to produce the next national president of SWAN.”
“In the past, people erroneously had the misconception that Taraba is a rural backwater state and therefore, nothing good can come out of it, but let me hasten to state that such misconception should give way because Taraba which is rightly tagged ‘Nature’s Gift to the Nation’, has come of age and can spring surprises,” he maintained.
Moyoyo, the immediate past SWAN Deputy President, North East, therefore, called on the SWAN family in Taraba and Nigeria in general to support his ambition, while promising to give all members equal opportunities if elected.