A veteran journalist, Comrade Gbenga Soloki has been elected as the new National President of Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) at weekend in Lagos.
Comrade Gbenga Soloki attained the new position in the election of the group held after its 2017 AGM at City Hotel, old Ipaja Road, Agege, Lagos on Saturday afternoon.
Soloki who was the chairman of Lagos State Governor Press crew during the era of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu defeated his female opponent, Comrade Komolafe with 29 votes to four votes to emerge the new CDHR National President.
Earlier, two other contestants for the post have withdrawn from the race with explanation that, they cannot contest against Soloki, being a leader and possessing the needed experience for the position.
After the election, Soloki was subsequently sworn in as the new National President of the organisation.
In his acceptance speech, Soloki expressed appreciation to all members of the association at venue, particularly the lady that contested against him.
He assured all members of continual struggle for the Nigerian populace on better governance and proper attainment of the rule of law.
Soloki also assured on better welfare for members with a pledge not to betray the trust reposed on him.
Members in attendance were delegates from all 36 states of the federation.