A former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Business Law, Olumide Akpata, has emerged the 30th President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
In the result by ElectionBuddy, a U.S.-based website hosted by Godaddy, which provided the platform for the NBA 2020 Elections, Mr Akpata polled 9,891 votes to defeat two Senior Advocates – Dele Adesina and Babatunde Ajibade.
The results of the elections were announced by the Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA), Taiwo Taiwo.
Result sheet shows that the two SANs; Ajibade and Adesina polled 4,328 votes and 3,982 votes respectively.
The portal for 2020 Elections into national offices of the NBA opened at 11.00 p.m. on Wednesday (July 29) with a total of 29,635 accredited voters, and ended at 11.00 p.m. on Thursday (July 30). A total of 18,256 ballots were cast.
Other elected officers for the various offices include John Aikpokpo-Martins as NBA First Vice President with a total of 6,010 votes.
Adeyemo Kazeem emerged NBA Second Vice President with 8,794 votes, Joyce Oduah was elected NBA General Secretary with 8, 979 votes, while Uchenna Nwadialo polled 7,314 votes to emerge NBA’s Assistant General Secretary.
Mercy Agada was elected NBA Treasurer unopposed, Nnamdi Anagor emerged the financial secretary unopposed while Olukunle Edun was elected NBA Welfare Secretary with 9,001 votes.
Rapulu Nduka emerged the NBA Publicity Secretary with 11,964 votes while Naza Afam polled 6,490 votes to emerge NBA Assistant Publicity Secretary.
Akpata, a graduate of Law from the University of Benin is a Senior Partner at Templars, a leading commercial law firm.
The new executives will be sworn in at a later date to lead the NBA in the next two year.
Meanwhile, Akpata expressed appreciation to NBA members for electing him the President, and promised that NBA would record transformation during his administration. Likewise, Oduah and Edun (General Secretary and Welfare Secretary) thanked their supporters for the election, and pledged to live up to their campaign promises.