Abubakar Momoh, DG of INEC Electoral Institute, Dead

The late Prof. Momoh.

Professor Abubakar Momoh, the director general of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Electoral Institute, has died.

Momoh, who passed on in the early hours of Monday, was the dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Lagos State University (LASU).

He obtained PhD in political theory and began his lecturing career in 1988, his profile published by the African Leadership Centre, says.

Abubakar Momoh served on various boards and scientific committees including those of the Centre for Democracy and Development, and Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa.

He was also the national treasurer of the Academic Staff Union of Universities between 1991 and 1995.

Momoh was researcher and lecturer at many universities across the world, including being visiting research fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland; fellow, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden.

He served as an election observer to several African countries on behalf of ECOWAS and African Union. He also served as an election observer to some European countries.