A professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Benin, Prof. Cyril Usifoh, has been elected as the new helmsman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.
Usifoh, who was declared winner in a keenly contested elections at the PSN's 94th National Conference in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, will pilot the affairs of pharmacists in the country for the next three years.
The two time Dean of UNIBEN Faculty of Pharmacy is to replace the outgoing PSN President, Sam Ohuabunwa.
Congratulating him after the election results were announced in the early hours of Saturday, Ohuabunwa described Usifoh as a befitting successor after he edged out the three other contenders.
The president-designate polled a total of 855 votes, Dr Lolu Ojo came second with 552 votes, Tanko Ayuba placed third with 273 votes while Dr Daniel Orumwense polled fourth 273 votes.
In another category, Binji Haliya Ibrahim won Deputy National President North with 799 votes, defeating Tijani Yahaya Hamza who polled 567 votes and Pharm. Sani Bello who had 365 votes.
Similarly, Dr Egbuna Udeorah, has been elected Deputy National President South, after securing a total of 772 votes to defeat Pharm. Chima Ogbu, who had 670 votes and Agbojo Olukemi who scored 311 votes.
Ikenna Chibueze Mbata emerged the Assistant National Secretary with 954 votes to beat his opponent, Ehitare Patrick Omoarebu, with 790 votes.
In the position for unofficial members, Obianuju Onwuatuegwu and Dr Kingsley Amibor, cleared the two available slots with 974 votes and 658 votes respectively.