Some aspirants for the forthcoming Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) 2024 Elections or their proxies have issued disclaimers to stave off any sanctions that may be imposed by the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) in the aftermath of its warning against electoral campaigns and visits.

CITY LAWYER investigation showed that the aspirants and their proxies flooded several social media platforms with the disclaimers, warning that they should not be held liable for any infraction of the latest ECNBA Notice.

The Committee had warned aspirants against embarking on campaigns and “campaign visit under any guise,” noting that it would disqualify any candidate found culpable.

In a notice made available to CITY LAWYER, the committee wrote: “Until the ECNBA declares campaigns open and set out the limited scope of such a campaign as provided in our Constitution, and relevant guidelines, no prospective candidate nor his/her supporters shall post, issue, print, publish, or display any campaign material, nor embark upon a campaign visit under any guise. Where evidence of such infraction is provided to the ECNBA, such a candidate shall be disqualified forthwith and shall not participate in the elections.”

Below are some of the disclaimers obtained by CITY LAWYER.


Dear colleagues,

Following the notice issued by the Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association dated 1st April 2024, we affirm that our esteemed leader, Mazi Afam Osigwe SAN, has not authorized any form of campaign activities, directly or indirectly, for the forthcoming NBA elections.

We urge all our dear colleagues and supporters to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the ECNBA, which prohibit any form of campaigning until officially authorized. Any actions taken in contravention of these rules not only jeopardize the integrity of the electoral process but also jeopardize our collective efforts.

Let us demonstrate our commitment to upholding the principles of fairness and transparency by respecting the guidelines laid out by the ECNBA.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Best regards,
Friends of Afam Osigwe, SAN


Pursuant to the NBA ECNBA 2024 notice No. 5, that reiterates the BAN on campaigns pending the lifting of same as provided for in the NBA Constitution and the Guidelines, Dr. Promise W. Iwezor JP. wishes to advice friends, supporters, and well wishers to abide strictly to the said Notice as issued by the ECNBA.

For the records, any publication henceforth bearing and or suggesting the solicitation of votes with respect to NBA Elections 2024 till the ban is lifted, does not have the approval and consent of Dr. Promise W. Iwezor JP. and the maker or author of such does so at his or her peril.

Dated 1st April 2024.
Signed by
Justice E. Chigonu Esq. DRS, CGAN
For and on behalf of Dr. Promise W. Iwezor JP.


May I respectfully call the attention of my colleagues, friends and well wishers to Article 5 of the ECNBA Notice banning all forms of campaigns.

As dedicated and law abiding citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I urge us all to abide and respect the spirit of the Law in Article 5.

I, as a person solemnly swear not to depart from the said provisions of Article 5.

I therefore state unequivocally that nobody should send any article, publish any message using my name or on my behalf.

This has become necessary to avoid being dragged down by any person (s) or authorities.

Remain blessed and organized even as we focus on the big task ahead.



Gentlemen, l bring greetings to you and all yours in this season of Easter. I pray Almighty and Eternal God to meet you at the point of your needs.

In view of the very recent development from ECNBA vide the publication of ECNBA NOTICE NO 5 banning all forms of campaign, l urge all dedicated, law abiding and responsible supporters and well wishers of His Excellency , Soseipiriye Long Williams, Esq. to cease forthwith from posting of any form of sensitisation materials or articles regarding his aspiration in the forthcoming NBA Elections.

As law abiding and responsible members of the NBA, we shall lead the pack by showing leadership and good example by adhering strictly to the said notice.

In due course, further directives will be issued on the way forward as events unfolds. In the spirit of sportsmanship, lets play inline with the rules of the game.

God bless you all as you continue to enjoy the Easter break.

Dr. Peter Ayogu
(Chief of General Staff, to His Excellency, Soseipiriye Long Williams Esq)


TAKE NOTICE, that pursuant to the ECNBA NOTICE NO 5, and Electoral guidelines of the ECNBA of NBA. our own Oaikhena Osagie KSP, do hereby unequivocally State as follows;

(1)That he has not authorized anybody, individual, howsoever called or described to issue any statement, publication, hashtag, any image on any social and print Media platform, suggesting campaigns in the name of Oaikhena Osagie KSP.

(2). That anybody who does the above is on a frolic on his or her own and does so without consent of Oaikhena Osagie KSP. Let this notice serve as a notice to the whole world.


(Comrade) Henry Osayande Bazuaye,
(Comrade) Adedayo Adeshiela,
(Comrade) Ephraim Adedoyin
(For and on Behalf of Oaikhena Osagie KSP)


I, FELIX CHUKWUMA ASHIMOLE, Esq., co-publisher of, after carefully going through ECNBA NOTICE NO 5, hereby unequivocally state that:

I will abide by the warning, advice and directive contained in the said Notice.

I have not and will not authorise any body, individual or body corporate to issue any statement, publication, hashtag or use my image as emoji in any WhatsApp group.

I have not given or authorised any body, individual or corporate to place any good will message for me in any Law Week Magazine of any branch.

Nobody should hashtag any publication with my name or mention the world PUBLICITY in the same sentence with my name or image!

Any person doing so, is STRICTLY on his or her own and would be adjudged as my enemy, working with 5th columnists to get ECNBA to slam its harm on me!

It has become important that I issue the above, as I know how mischievous, treacherous and PHD (Pull Him Down) tactics that can be deployed in politics.

Gentlemen and Ladies,

This is to further inform every friend, colleague and well wisher of Auta Nyada Esq of the need to adhere strictly to the directives of ECNBA. We appreciate your support and assurances to him in the course of his consultation. At the appropriate time, we will love to hear from you loud and clear. But for now, let us abide by the ECNBA’s instructions.
Thank you and God bless.


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