The Nigeria Union of Journalists has thrown its weight behind the aspiration of Senator Osita Izunaso for Senate Presidency.
President of the Union, Chief Chris Isiguzo said Senator Izunaso is the best among all the senators vying for the position.
Isiguzo who spoke while receiving Senator Osita Izunaso on a courtesy call to the National Secretariat of NUJ in Abuja Saturday afternoon declared that after a careful analysis of all the contenders, Osita Izunaso was found the best in competence, experience, capacity and integrity.
Emphasizing integrity, the NUJ President noted that what the National Assembly required at this moment was a clean break from its odious past reputed for corruption and poor image.
According to him, Senator Izunaso is an outstanding journalist, brilliant lawyer and a man of integrity and high capacity would rebrand the National Assembly and give the Legislature and the country a better image.
He therefore called on all the senators-elect to do the right thing and vote for Senator Izunaso as the Senate President.
For journalists, Mr Isiguzo said, the Imo West Senator would fully enjoy the total support of the men of the pen while seeking the position now and when he becomes the President of the Senate.
In his speech, Izunaso recalled that his experiences as a journalist, staff of the national assembly, and elected member of the House of Representatives and senator respectively have placed him high and above other contestants. He solicited for the support of the NUJ for his aspiration.