On Thursday, Mahid Muazu Abubakar, the Public Relations Officer of the Gombe State Police Command, shared his account of being invited to witness the seamless conduct of a student union election in one of the state’s tertiary institutions. Notably, this election employed an electronic voting system, with results transmitted directly, culminating in the eventual announcement of the winners. Abubakar made this revelation on his Twitter account, highlighting that the Federal College of Education, Gombe, successfully elected new student union leaders through this innovative process on Thursday afternoon.
Additionally, he mentioned that he, along with a small contingent of officers, attended the event as security observers for the aforementioned election, which utilized an electronic voting system.
He shared photographs capturing students seated at computers, actively participating in the voting process, while he and fellow officials closely monitored their responsibilities.
Furthermore, he noted that the results were promptly transmitted, describing it as an unprecedented milestone. He also highlighted that the winners had been announced before their departure from the institution’s premises, underscoring the overall fairness and transparency of the entire process.