Nasarawa PASAN chairman loses 2nd term bid


Mr Danlami Dauda, the incumbent Chairman, Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Nasarawa State Chapter, has lost his second term bid for the next four years.

Announcing the result of the association’s election in Lafia, on Monday, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr Dogara Ahmed, declared Mr Suleiman Oshafu, Confidential Secretary in the office of the Speaker, as winner after scoring 27 votes against the incumbent PASAN Chairman, who got 14 votes.

“For the office of Chairmanship, Comrade Suleiman Oshafu scored 27 votes, Comrade Danlami Nuhu Dauda scored 14 votes.

“By the power conferred on me as the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, I hereby declare Comrade Suleiman Oshafu as new PASAN Chairman after scoring the highest number of votes cast.

“Comrade Oshafu is hereby returned elected and declared winner,” he said.

The chairman also declared Martha Danladi and Abe John as new PASAN Social Welfare and Ex-Officio, respectively.

“For the position of Social Welfare, Comrade Martha Danladi scored 33 votes, Pheobe Caleb scored 9 votes.

“For the position of Ex-Officio, Abe Danjuma John scored 27 votes, Comrade Amina Osuza scored 15 votes.

“I hereby declare Comrade Martha Danladi as winner for the position of Social Welfare and Comrade Abe Danjuma for the position of Ex-officio,” he said.

Other positions were declared unopposed, including Vice Chairman – Aluma Peter, Secretary – Benjamin Affi, Assistant Secretary – Mohammed Ozaki, Financial Secretary – Joshua Luka, and Treasurer – Hadiza Saeed.

Similarly, Philip Akoshi was returned as the PRO, Auditor – Obadiah Emmanuel, Legal Adviser – Barr. Safiya Balarabe, Social Secretary – Gladys Makama, and Women Leader – Sa’datu Mohammed.

The electoral committee chairman commended the staff for conducting themselves peacefully and orderly during and after the election.

Mr Umar Kasim, the PASAN National Treasurer, who supervised and observed the election, noted that the exercise was free and fair.

“The election was fair, transparent and free, and we thank God for the successful conduct of the election,” he said.

Kasim called on the new officials to operate open door policy in order to promote unity and peace amongst members and for the overall development of the association.

Responding, Mr Suleiman Oshafu, the new Chairman, promised to prioritise the welfare of its members on assumption of office.

“I have three agenda for the union; one is unity of the staff, staff welfare and progress of the association,” he said.

The newly elected PASAN chairman assured of their readiness to work in collaboration with the management of the assembly to take the House to the greater heights.

Oshafu appreciated members for the confidence reposed in them and promised not to fail while discharging their responsibilities.

The new chairman also extended hands of friendship to his opponent for the unity, peace and progress of the association.

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