Olumide Akpata Emerges Victorious in NBA Presidential Elections
Olumide Akpata has won the just concluded NBA presidential elections.
The election result was announced by the Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the Nigeria Bar Association, ECNBA, Tawo.E. Tewo. The an announcement goes as follows;
For the office of the President, Olumide Akpata won with a total of 9,891 votes (54.3%) defeating Julius Oladele Adeshina, SAN and Dr. Babatubde Ajibade, SAN, FCIARB who polled 3,982 and 4,328 votes respectively.
Also, for the office of the 1st Vice President, John O. Aikpokpo-Martins won with a total of 6,010 votes, defeating Sulayman, Dawud Adamu, who pulled 1958, (11.7%), Ajoba, Oluwaseun Ezekiel, who pulled 1201(7.2%) Akinlade, Adebayo Ademola, who pulled 2108 (12.6), Adetunji, Adedotun Habeeb who pulled (1689) (10.1%) and Siyonbola Ganiyat Adetutu who pulled 3940 (23.6%)
Similarly, for the office of 2nd Vice President, Adeyemo, Kazeem Debo won with 8,794 votes defeating Abimbola, Adesola Sunday, who pulled 6432(43.1%)
In addition, for the office of General Secretary, Oduah, Joyce won with 8,979 votes defeating Muoka, Alexander Nduka, who pulled 5763(33.3%), Ohagba, Okey Leo who pulled 2443(14.1), and Yakemewerigha, Christopher Opute, who pulled votes (2.7%)
Also, for the office of Assistant Secretary, Nwadialo, Esther Uchenna won with 7, 314 votes defeating Agi, Anne Uruegi who pulled 7067(40.6%)votes and Osagie, Aigbokhai Oaikhena, who pulled 3039(17.4%) votes
However, for the office of Treasurer, Mercy, Ijato Agada emerged unopposed.
Furthermore, for the office of Welfare Secretary, Edun, Olukunle won with 9,001 votes defeating Anyia, Sabastine Abuo, who pulled 7619(45.8) votes
Also, for the office of Financial Secretary, Anagor, Raphael Nnamdi emerges unopposed.
For the office of Publicity Secretary, Nduka, Rapuluchukwu Ernest (PhD.) won with 11,964 votes, defeating Sokoya, Olayinka Ayodeji, who pulled 4998(29.5%)
Finally, for the office of Asst. Publicity Secretary, Naza, Ferdinand Afam wins with 6,490 votes defeating Aigbokhan President E., who pulled 2691(16.0%) votes, Ajiboye Charles Olawale, pulled 5752(34.3%), while Ochenehi Dominic Sunday, pulled 1858(11.1%) votes.
Following the declaration of results by ECNBA, Aderemi Oguntoye on behalf of Olumide Akpata thanked the ECNBA for the job well done. ThankGod Enahoro, on behalf of Dr. Ajibade, SAN also thanked the ECNBA, saying that he would communicate to his principal on the way forward and appropriate scrutiny.
Hauwa Shekarau, the NBA Abuja Chair, who stood as an election observer on behalf of NBA Women’s Forum expressed her delight in the process and said that it was gratifying to note that the election was trackable by everyone.
She, however, noted that there was need for improvement in the subsequent process with regards to the lessons learnt from the just concluded elections.
Meanwhile, while speaking at the NBA Headquarters in Abuja with supporters, Mr. Olumide Akpata expressed his appreciation for being voted in and assured that by the grace of God, his administration would witness transformational leadership. He said:
“We would look back to this day with gratitude. We would thank God we have produced this same person. We would never regret this day.”
“And the Bar will work for all” He concluded.