Gladiators are getting set for the June 27, 2024 election of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Port Harcourt Branch.

Already, the John Synger-led Branch Electoral Committee has published the manifestos of all the candidates cleared for the crucial election. NBA Port Harcourt is one of the major voting blocs in NBA Elections.

Among those cleared for the chairmanship race is Mrs. Cordelia Eke, a Bar Leader and former Secretary of the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA); Ms. Felicia Tubolayeofori Nwoke, and Mr. Geoffrey Joseph.

Others candidates whose manifestos were also published by the electoral umpire are Ezechimenum Adums, Chijioke Amadi, Modupe Babalola, Elijah Briggs, Kelechi Chinule, and Mary Samuel. Others are Cleopas Esu, Atonye Ezekiel-Hart, Francis Ibekwe-Allagoa, Emmanuel John, Nnenda Kejeh, Obumneme Nwoye and David Onyema.

On her qualification for the coveted position of Chairman, Eke, who as pioneer female Secretary is gunning to emerge as pioneer Branch Chairman, wrote.: “My name is Cordelia Uwuma Eke (née Adikema). I earned my LL.B from Rivers State University and LL.M from the University of Kent, UK, and hold multiple professional certifications. I’ve practiced law since 1995, focusing on criminal litigation, dispute resolution, and advocacy for women and children. Now, as a Director at Rivers State Ministry of Justice, I continue to champion legal practice and citizen rights.

“I envision an NBA Port Harcourt Branch leading in digital innovation and fostering a cosmopolitan spirit for all members’ welfare and professional growth. Our branch will proactively identify opportunities, championing equal access to advance legal practice and stand as a beacon of excellence in the legal community.”

On her part, Nwoke wrote: “I am a consummate Bar Man and has (sic) served both the Bar and FIDA in various capacities. I aspire, with a deep sense of responsibility, to lead the Nigerian Bar Association Port Harcourt Branch, as Chairperson, and humbly solicit your support and votes.”

Another chairmanship candidate, Mr. Joseph wrote: “My name is Geoffrey O. A. Joseph Esq., I was called to the Bar in December 1991. Thereafter, I participated in the Voluntary Natioonal Youth Service Corps programme. After my youth service, I became a member of the Port Harcourt Branch OF THE Nigerian Bar Association and have remained an active member since then. I have been attending Brancg meetings and other activities of the Branch.”

Other candidates have also reeled other their manifestos against the forthcoming elections.

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