Renowned INEC Prof. Abubakar Momoh dies

The Director General of The Electoral Institute of Independent National Electoral Commission, EI, Professor Abubakar Momoh, is dead.

He died in Abuja on Monday.

He is expected to be buried in Auchi, Edo State, according to Islamic injunction.

The professor of political science passed on this morning after a brief illness.

He lost his father earlier in the year.

Until his appointment, Mr. Momoh was the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Lagos State University, LASU.

He obtained his PhD in Political Theory and started his Lecturing career in 1988. He has served on various Boards and scientific committees including those of the Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, and Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA.

Momoh has also been on several technical teams of the African Union Commission, AUC, and most recently was involved in designing the African Governance Architecture, AGA, and Elections Bench-marking for the African Union.

He has also served as election Observer to several African countries on behalf of ECOWAS and African Union. He has also served as Election Observer to some European countries.

He is survived by a wife and a son.

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