The 2022 national election of the Nigerian Bar Association has come and gone and a new leadership that will pilot the affairs of our great Association for the next two years has been elected. We had offered ourself for service to the Bar in the capacity of General Secretary in the said election which offer was not accepted by majority of the votes of our members. We accept the decision and wish to congratulate all those that emerged as the choice of the majority of our members.

I want to give special gratitude to God Almighty for the grace, privilege and enablement to have participated in the process. It was indeed a daunting, tedious and time sapping venture. However, I must say that it was also a very worthwhile experience for me. It saw me meeting and making new friends and building networks of unquantifiable value both personally and professionally. I therefore have no regrets whatsoever in having been part of the process.

I congratulate very heartily all the newly elected national officers led by the President elect Mr Y.C Maikyau SAN, and especially my good friend and brother Adesina Adegbite the General Secretary elect against whom I ran. I wish you well my brother and do believe that you will deliver on your mandate and take our Secretariat to the next level in positive and progressive terms. Indeed the Bar is the ultimate winner.

I congratulate the Olu Akpata led administration for delivering a seamless transition process and for the enormous achievements the administration has recorded.

As your tenure gradually winds down, it is my sincere wish that the new and incoming leadership consolidates on the outstanding milestones that your administration has achieved and laid.

To my teeming supporters and friends nationwide too numerous to mention here for purposes of brevity, I wish to thank you all so immensely for not only believing in me but for the courage to stand by me through the entire process against all odds. You guys are the real champions.

Your support for me, no doubt, was the booster or tonic that energized us to achieve all that we achieved.

I appreciate you all and want to encourage you that though we didn’t emerge winner, we didn’t loose. Loosing is in not having the courage to dare, We dared!

I therefore want to urge you not to be downcast or sad, but to hold your head up high knowing that we did our best in offering our time and making sacrifices in the service to the Bar.

To those, who I or any of my supporters may have offended in the course of the campaigns, I take absolute responsibility and apologise for same.

They were not deliberate or intended. Please forgive us even as we forgive those who we also perceive may have offended, betrayed or disappointed us.
I thank you all so very much for the love and friendship shown me. Be rest assured that i do not take it lightly. Bigger and better days ahead.

God bless you all.

Osamuede Asenoguan

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