Several members of the current Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) National Executive Committee will be vying for positions in the forthcoming NBA National Officers and General Council of the Bar Elections slated for July 16, 2022, CITY LAWYER can authoritatively report.

While some of the aspirants have confirmed that they would be vying for the election, impeccable sources told CITY LAWYER that the other officers have also filed nominations for the elections.

There are strong indications that all the aspirants are gunning for positions in the General Council of the Bar.

Impeccable sources told CITY LAWYER that the incumbent National Officers have thrown their hats into the electoral ring are NBA First Vice President, Mr. John Aikpokpo-Martins; Welfare Secretary, Mr. Kunle Edun; Treasurer, Mercy Ajato Agada and Financial Secretary, Mr. Raphael Nnamdi Anagor.

While highly reliable sources told CITY LAWYER that incumbent Publicity Secretary, Dr. Rapulu Nduka had expressed interest in the position, it was unclear at press time whether he was able to beat the deadline for submission of nomination forms.

Section 10 (1) of the NBA Constitution (as amended) provides that “There shall be established an independent body to be known as the Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (hereinafter called “the ECNBA”) to conduct elections into National Offices of the Association and election of the representatives of the Association in the General Council of the Bar.”

The ECNBA had issued notices calling for nominations for the election of National Officers and representatives in the General Council of the Bar.

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