By Tony Nwanne
Pretty Okafor has emerged the president of the Performing Musicians Employers’ Association of Nigeria (PMAN).
The association, during its biennial general election held last week picked the interim president as the new leader of the association.
Okafor, who was elected unopposed as the president of the union, has other contestants like Sunny Neji, Ruggedman and Zaaky Azaay, to step down for Okafor as the leader of the association.
The national conference drew delegates from 24 states of the country with the elections being its highlight.
Other members that were elected into positions included Sunny Neji -1st vice president, ZaakyAzaay – 2nd vice president , Tolu Obey-Fabiyi –National Treasurer, The Ex-Official members included Felix Duke, Asha Gangali, Ruggedman, Elvina Ibru, Koffi Idowu, Arthur Pepple and Benny Paladin Edoja.
In his acceptance speech Okafor said he had to heed to the genuine call of all and sundry who had in the days leading to the elections impressed it upon him to contest to consolidate on the good work he and his exco had begun and to take the responsibility of leading the union to the next level.
Thanking those who supported his administration, Okafor said that he didn’t realize that many had been following the moves of him and his interim executive members that closely. This he assured would make them work even harder to take the union to enviable heights.
Okafor added that as the only union for the creative industry which includes music approved by the Federal Government, the onus was on him and the newly elected members to positively transform that constituency and set it on enviable paths to achieving the objectives for which it was enacted and promulgated in its constitution.
He also lauded the founding fathers of the union who also initiated the vision for the union and worked hard to birth it.