The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has welcomed the election of its former President Peter Quaqua as President of the West African Journalists Association (WAJA).

Peter Quaqua (middle) smiles in 2012 when the Press Union of Liberia held its awards night in Monrovia, two years before he was elected at WAJA, where he had served as Treasure for over three years
Peter Quaqua (middle) smiles in 2012 when the Press Union of Liberia held its awards night in Monrovia, two years before he was elected at WAJA, where he had served as Treasure for over three years

Quaqua was elected Saturday (Apr 26, 2014) at the 8th Ordinary Congress of the Association in Abuja, Nigeria.

He succeeds Mr. Mohammed Garba from Nigeria, who was recently elected President of the Federation of African Journalists.

PUL President Abdullai Kamara said the victory of Mr. Quaqua is a universal affirmation of the level of quality leadership he provided in Liberia, and would herald a firm approach to supporting freedom of expression across West Africa.

Prior to his election as President of the WAJA, Mr. Quaqua served as Treasurer.

The fearless-talking Quaqua also served as Secretary General of the PUL before serving two presidential terms equaling five years.

He is credited for decentralizing the Union from Monrovia and standing astutely in the defense of journalists, and advocacies for professionalism and press freedom.

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