- Alhaji Umar Ibrahim is honoured for his outstanding performance in the 2019 general elections
- Donatus Lawrence says Ibrahim was picked after a detailed research as well as observation of his conduct during the election
- Hajiya Aishatu Jubril also commends Ibrahim for being fair during the general elections
The Gombe state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, has been honoured with an award in recognition of his performance in the conduct of 2019 general elections in the state.
The award, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was given to Ibrahim by the Like-minds Support for Good Governance in Africa, an NGO,
The report quoted Donatus Lawrence, country director of the organisation, as saying that Ibrahim was nominated after a thorough research, observation and monitoring of his conduct during the elections.
Lawrence said it was discovered that his conduct was incomparable.
The country manager also said apart from his supervision of free, fair and credible elections in the state, Ibrahim's curriculum vitae in the public service was excellent.
A member of All Progressives Congress (APC), and chairman of the House committee on electoral matters and political party affairs, Hajiya Aishatu Jubril, commended Ibrahim for being fair during the conduct of a bye-election which her party lost in Dukku constituency of the state House of Assembly.
Ibrahim, who became INEC REC for Gombe in July 2017, responded by saying his first declaration and promise to the public was to ensure free, fair and transparent elections in the state.
He said his success is dedicated to all major stakeholders in the state saying that without them, his vision would not have been achieved.
Thanking the organisation for finding him worthy, Ibrahim said when he assumed office, his major challenge was Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) but as a result of collaboration with the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), rooms were created and centres were made mobile.
“We also did a lot of sensitisation and at the end, we came from being the least to one of the states in the forefront in terms of the CVR,’’ he said.
Legit.ng had reported how President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared winner of the presidential election held on Saturday, February, 23, in Gombe state.
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