Imo deputy governor, Madumere emerges journalists’ Integrity Man Of The Year
General secretary of the association, Dr. Charles Okhai, said Madumere was honoured with the award because of his personality, diligence, patriotism and honesty, describing him as one of the best deputy governors in the country, who had demonstrated uncommon humility among politicians.
“His unassuming nature, loyalty and obedience to laid-down rules and regulations as a politician, even when not convenient endeared him to us.
The humility he exudes and that which he shows towards his boss, in the face of total deprivation to his office as deputy governor is rare,” he said.
Madumere’s selection for the award went through a rigorous process during the association’s National Executive Members Nomination Exercise, which produced him as the best among two others, after-which voting was done through SMS nationwide, in which he emerged as the most deserving candidate for the award.
Responding, Madumere said: “When I got the news of my being chosen as the recipient of this year’s highly sort after award from this great association of Christian Journalists, I asked myself what I had done to merit such as honour, it wasn’t until the letter of nomination was given to me that I understood the criteria for such an award.
“I simply would say, that I am further humbled by this show of love from an association that comprises Nigerians across the entire nation and what this award tells me is that I am being noticed in my very little corner in Imo State where I ply my political trade as the ‘People’s Deputy Governor’ and that nothing is hidden anymore.”
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