The Nigerian Bar Association has elected Olumide Akpata as President having polled 9891 votes to defeat two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Dele Adesina and Babatunde Ajibade.
The results of the elections were announced by the Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) Mr Tawo.E. Tawo.
Akpata’s total votes of 9891 amount to 54.3% out of 18, 256 total votes cast, while his rivals, Ajibade polled 4,328 votes and Adesina 3,982 votes.
Other elected officers for the various offices include Mr John Aikpokpo-Martins as NBA First Vice President with a total of 6,010 votes.
Mr Adeyemo Kazeem emerged NBA Second Vice President with 8,794 votes,
Mrs Joyce Oduah was elected NBA General Secretary with 8, 979 votes, while
Mrs Uchenna Nwadialo polled 7,314 votes to emerge NBA’s Assistant General Secretary.
Mercy Agada was elected NBA Treasurer unopposed, Mr Nnamdi Anagor emerged the financial secretary unopposed while Mr Olukunle Edun was elected NBA Welfare Secretary with 9,001 votes.
Dr Rapulu Nduka emerged the NBA Publicity Secretary with 11,964 votes while Mr Naza Afam polled 6,490 votes to emerge NBA Assistant Publicity Secretary.
Akpata, whose two year tenure will begin after a swearing in ceremony coming at a later date, expressed appreciation to NBA members for electing him the President, and promised that NBA would record transformation during his administration.
Similarly, Oduah and Edun (General Secretary and Welfare Secretary) thanked God and their supporters for the election, and pledged to live up to their campaign promises
The elected NBA President, Akpata, a graduate of Law from the University of Benin is a Senior Partner at Templars, a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria.