YAKUBU MAIKYAU ELECTED AS 31st NBA PRESIDENT
Written by Samson Ojeniran on July 17, 2022
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau, has been elected as the 31st President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.
Maikyau, SAN, scored a total of 22, 342 votes to defeat his major challenger, Chief J. K. Gadzama, SAN, who got 10, 842 votes out of a total of 34, 564 votes that were cast for the position.
Chairman of the NBA Electoral Committee, Ayodele Akintunde (SAN), who announced the results on Sunday, said the total number of people on the final voter register stood at 59,392, while about 3,000 could not vote since they were unable to verify their data.
The elections were conducted through electronic voting.
Other winners at the elections include Linda Bala as NBA First Vice President with a total of 21,717 votes, representing 66.3 per cent of votes cast for the office.
Clement Ugo was elected NBA Second Vice President with a total of 11,377 votes, representing 38.6 per cent of votes cast for the office.
Amanda Demechi-Asagba, President of the African Women Lawyers Association, emerged NBA Third Vice President with a total of 19,602 votes, representing 64.6 per cent of votes cast for the office.
Adesina Adegbite won election for the office of NBA General Secretary with a total of 18,536 votes representing 56.2 per cent of votes cast for the office.
Daniel Kip emerged NBA Assistant General Secretary with a total of 10,071 votes and representing 31.7 per cent votes cast for the office.
Caroline Anze-Bishop was elected NBA Treasurer with a total of 12,012 votes, representing 37.4 percent of votes cast for the office.
Chinyere Obasi emerged NBA Welfare Secretary with a total of 10,452 votes, and representing 32.4 per cent of votes cast for the office.
Habeeb Lawal was elected NBA Publicity Secretary with a total of 17,650 votes and representing 53.5 per cent of votes cast for the office.
Charles Ajiboye won election for the office of NBA Assistant Publicity Secretary with a total 17,811 votes, representing 57.1 per cent of votes cast for the office.
Mr Maikyau succeeds Olumide Akpata, who was elected in 2020, and made history as the only NBA president in the past 10 years who was not a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.