Ohuabunwa bags iVote.ng Recognition award, says Nigeria’ll be better if citizens freely elect their leaders

Ohuabunwa bags iVote.ng Recognition award

A frontline Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pharmacist Sam Ohuabunwa, has bagged iVote.ng’s Ambassador of Recognition award.

According to the online voting and voters education app Project, the award is in recognition of Ohuabunwa’s outstanding performance in community health, humanitarian services and continuous determination for a better Nigeria.

A document signed by the President of iVote.ng, Mr Onyebuchi Mbah, stated that the immediate past President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, bagged the award, in Enugu, on Tuesday.

The document read in part, “We are iVote.ng, a non-governmental organisation, poised to make a paradigm shift in Nigeria. We are into continuous voters education, information dissemination and mobilisation.

“We are non-partisan. And so, we believe that if the right and patriotic citizens of Nigeria are elected into government, virtually all problems and challenges of this country will be tackled. And as part of achieving this, we are ensuring that voters are continuously educated and mobilised before and during elections.

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“Therefore, we have found that Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa is one of the few patriotic Nigerians, that have distinguished themselves for the service of humanity, hence this Ambassador of Recognition award, from all of here at iVote.ng. He deserves the award and we wish him well in all his endeavours.

“The award is in recognition of his outstanding performance in community health, humanitarian services and continuous determination for a better Nigeria.”

Reacting, the award recipient, Ohuabunwa, said it came at the most auspicious time, adding it symbolises the ideals of responsible citizenship.

“I didn’t know there was going to be any award for me in Enugu at all. I went there to talk to delegates and delegates influencers for the forthcoming presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, to support our bid to the office of the President of Nigeria.

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“We are happy that this award has come alongside this consultation process in Enugu. People do travel to far places to receive awards, without knowing their values. But I went to Enugu and the award came.

“For me, the award is good, because it’s talking about civil responsibility; it’s speaking about how to motivate our people to vote. It’s speaking about how to monitor our votes and ensure there is integrity in the democratic process especially as we heed to 2023.

“I’m grateful to iVote.ng for the award. I want to congratulate you and all those who were in Enugu to witness the award. This is calling us to responsible citizenship and that’s what it entails. Nigeria will become a better country the day its citizens elect good leaders. The day we begin to be bold to tell our leaders they are not doing well and speak truth to power, this country will be better,” he said.

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