By Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
Mrs Grace Ihonvbere has emerged the Lady Captain of IBB International Golf and Club, Abuja for 2017-18 season after she was returned unopposed at the clubâ€™s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which held at the weekend.
Ihonvbere described her election was an act of God that she least expected and promised an all-inclusive regime.
â€œIt is a vote of confidence to win an election unopposed. I am filled with emotion that people could really love me like this. I will do well because I like working with people.Â I promise I will change things for good,â€™â€™ Ihonvbere said.Â Â
A member of IBB Club Board of Trustees and the founding captain of the club, Senator John Shagaya heaped praises on Ihonvbere for showing maturity by working with the immediate Lady Captain, Lami Ahmed, though she lost narrowly to the latter in last yearâ€™s election.
â€œI know women and jealousy,â€ Shagaya said. â€œBut I was shocked that after a bitter race where she lost, Grace Ihonvbere could still put herself together to work with Lami Ahmed. Grace even helped to upgrade the ladies section changing room. I donâ€™t have any doubt in my mind that she would be a big lady captain.
â€œDo you know why I am saying this? This is the first time we are having a captain elected unopposed after a long time. I think something like this happened twice when we were still developing. Grace (Ihonvbere) is a brave woman who has a ready smile for everyone and she is generally loved by members of the club. I will be disappointed if she canâ€™t turn the ladies section around. I mean she should be able to add to the qualities Lami Ahmed left behind,â€ Shagaya concluded.