Pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Obollo-Afor Branch, Dr. Gerald Abonyi has urged lawyers to abide by the electoral guidelines issued by the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA).

In a statement obtained by CITY LAWYER, the Bar Leader noted that he has “pursuant to a recent Notice from ECNBA banning campaigns until otherwise lifted, since prohibited all forms of campaign.”

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.”


I, Dr. Gerald Abonyi, aspiring for National Office of the NBA, have pursuant to a recent Notice from ECNBA banning campaigns until otherwise lifted since prohibited all forms of campaign.

My Friends, Colleagues and Supporters should ensure that they abide by ECNBA Directives.

Dr. Gerald Abonyi.

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