The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has gotten a new president-elect, in person of a former Chairman of the association Section on Business Law, Olumide Akpata.
The Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA, Tawo Tawo (SAN), made the declaration around 12:52am on Friday, revealing that Olumide Akpata garnered the highest number of votes cast and satisfied the provisions of the NBA constitution.
The election which were conducted via electronic voting began at 11pm on Wednesday and ended by 11pm on Thursday. As reported, Akpata scored 9,891 votes out of a total of 18,256 voters who participated in the elections, representing 54.3% of the votes. He defeated Dr. Babatunde Ajibade (SAN) who scored 4,328 and Dele Adesina (SAN) who scored 3,982.
Other winners who emerged in the elections are: John O Aikpokpo-Martins as the first Vice President with 6,010 votes, and Adeyemo Kazeem Debo as second Vice President with 8,794; Joyce Oduah as General Secretary.
Nwadialo Esther Uchenna emerged the Assistant Secretary; Mercy Ijato Agada, Treasurer; and Edun Olukunle, Welfare Secretary; Anagor Raphael Nnamdi emerged as Financial Secretary; Nduka Rapuluchukwu Ernest (PhD) as Publicity Secretary; and Naza Ferdinand Afam as Assistant Publicity Secretary. Read also: Ondo Elections: Akeredolu Picks Lucky Ayedatiwa As His Running Mate
The new officers of the association are expected to be sworn in at the forthcoming 60th annual general conference of the NBA holding virtually from the 26th to the 29th of August.