The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kwara State, Mallam Garba Madami has handed over to the State Administrative Secretary following expiration of his five year tenure today.
Addressing Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and other stakeholders at the State Office in Ilorin, Mallam Madami appreciated the Commission for giving him the opportunity to serve as presiding officer in Kwara State for a period, he described as memorable.
He appreciated the people of Kwara State, especially the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari and other traditional and religious leaders for creating a peaceful atmosphere for the conduct of successful elections across the State.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner also appreciated INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu for giving him the necessary support to make the task less burdensome, especially during the 2019 and 2023 General Elections.
Mallam Madami charged electoral officers and other stakeholders not to compromise their integrity in the discharge of their duties, noting that their assignment is critical to nation building as it paves way for people’s choice at the polls to prevail.
In a remark, the Administrative Officer at INEC office in Kwara State, Mr Shehu Menyaga, lauded the outgoing Resident Electoral Commissioner for his exemplary leadership skills and promised to build on his legacy.
Electoral Officers and other stakeholders at the ceremony commended Mallam Garba Madami for serving with passion, integrity and commitment.
Highpoint of the ceremony was the presentation of gifts to the outgoing, REC, Mallam Madami by staff of INEC and a Former Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Kwara State chapter, Alhaji Umar Akanbi.