NBA: Olumide Akpata Emerges As President-Elect

The Nigeria Bar Association(NBA) has announced Olumide Akpata as its new President-Elect after the Association’s general-elections for 2020. 

NBA Electoral Committee Chairman, Tawo E Tawo (SAN) officially announced the results of the (virtually held) elections on Friday, making Akapa the first non Senior-Advocate to ascend the position since Olisa Agbakoba in 2006.

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Although Akpata contended with senior advocates, he showed dominance in the results as he won the election with a total of 9,891 votes(54.3%) of the total 18,256 ballots cast. He was followed by Babatunde Ajibade (SAN) who polled 4,328 votes while Dele Adesina (SAN) polled 3,982 votes.

Meanwhile, other positions announced saw John O Aikpokpo-Martins emerged as the first vice president; Adeyemo Kazeem Debo, 2nd Vice President; Oduah Joyce, General Secretary; Nwadialo Esther Uchenna, Assistant Secretary; Mercy Ijato Agada, treasurer; Edun Olukunle, welfare secretary; Anagor Raphael Nnamdi, Financial Secretary; Nduka Rapuluchukwu Ernest (PhD), Publicity Secretary; and Naza Ferdinand Afam, Assistant Publicity Secretary. 

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Thus, concluding the results for the two days NBA general elections which commenced at 11.00PM on Wednesday 29th July 2020 till 11.00PM on Thursday 30th July, 2020.

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