– As Falabi, Madehin, Ilomuanya win PSN 2020 elections
As the race to fill the vacant offices of the national secretary, national treasurer, and national editor-in-chief of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), ended during the Annual General Meeting of the Society, which took place at the De Distinguished Event Centre, Osogbo, Osun, during the just concluded “Omoluabi 2020” conference, Pharm. Olumide Akintayo, former president, PSN, has urged winners of the election to make good use of their offices and be magnanimous in victory.
The trio of Pharm. Olugbenga Falabi, a contestant for the office of national secretary; Pharm. Olanrewaju Gafar Madehin, a contestant for the post of the treasurer; and Pharm. (Dr) Margaret Ilomuanya, a contestant for the post of editor-in-chief emerged winners of the keenly contested 2020 PSN elections and were returned elected.
Speaking further, Akintayo, who conducted the oath of office on the constituted members of the national executive council, further urged them to hit the ground running, adding that there were no winners, nor losers in the election.
Declaring the results, the electoral commitee chairman, Pharm. Peter Iliya, a director at the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) declared the trio returned and elected, having garnered the maximum number of valid votes in the elections.
According to the election umpire, Falabi polled 490 votes to defeat his opponent, Pharm. Livinus Emeronye, who had 117 votes.
He added that Madehin who contested for the position of treasurer also polled 430 votes, to defeat his opponent, Pharm. Emeka Adimoha, who had 173 votes; while Ilomuanya had 372 votes to defeat her opponent, Pharm. Dauda Dangiwa, who had 242 votes.
In their reactions, the newly elected officers who were beaming with smiles promised to serve diligently, adding that they were grateful to the electorates for having trust in them, as well as the leadership of the PSN for creating an enabling environment to conduct a free and fair election.
According to Falabi, the newly elected secretary, “The opportunity to work has presented itself again, and we are ready to bring the PSN now closer to the people. We will improve on the communication between the society and the pharmacists and we will ensure that people know what PSN is doing at every point in time.”
Also speaking, the duo of Madehin, the newly elected treasurer and Ilomuanya, editor-in-chief, promised to bring their experiences to bear in discharging their duties, saying they both dedicate their victories to their primary constituencies, the ACPN and NAPA, respectively.