Another Senior Advocate of Nigeria and two other senior lawyers have vowed to support the bid by Mr. Emuobonuvie Majemite to clinch the coveted position of Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch.

Aside from cerebral Lagos lawyer, Mr. Godson Ugochukwu who asserts that “Muobo will be available, he has genuine love for humanity and affects not authenticity,” former NBA Lagos Treasurer Foluke Akinmoladun as well as Mr. Omoruyi Edoigiawerie, a Partner at Edoigiawerie & Company LP, also endorsed Majemite for the position.

Politicking is often characterised by pretentious declaimations and presumptuous speechifying. The result is a feast of words that leave little room for the interrogation of substance. But the discerning must delve beneath the din of combat for quality. That, in fact, is a necessity if the right choices must be made. Optics must yield to substance, posturing to purpose. We must pierce through the cosmetic to the pith of the offering. For therein lie the values we seek in they that seek the trust of our common aspirations.

The soul of any impactful organization lies in its Secretariat. It is the nerve centre of its functionality, the core of its ethics and the best exemplar of its composite values. The head of such an organ must thus be chosen with the same clarity of mind and care as the head of the organisation itself.

And this is why I heartily endorse Mr. Majemite Emuobonuvie for the office of Secretary of the NBA, Lagos Branch. Muobo is not an unknown quantity in this branch, but is of settled quality and familiar competence. He is a gentleman with the common touch. He will not yield to the headiness of power to soon forget his mandate. His feet are firmly planted in the reality of the Secretariat we need now – the building of the Secretariat of the future. Muobo will listen because he did not get to where he is today by being impervious to reason. Muobo will be available, he has genuine love for humanity and affects not authenticity. He is a visionary. I have read his manifesto. I have also seen his stewardship at the CIArb, of which I am a proud member.

I should think that these are the fundaments of our aspirations for an impactful Secretariat, the values we can all agree on.

He has my endorsement. I hope he can have yours, too. We will all be the better for it.

Emuobonuvie Majemite is a gentleman I have come to respect for his candor, eloquence, professional savvyness and dress sense. I have also witnessed him demonstrate his organisational skills in various fora which I am sure will come to bear in the management of the NBA Lagos Secretariat. This is why I wholeheartedly endorse him for the position of secretary of NBA Lagos Branch.

Foluke Akinmoladun,
MCIArb (UK), ACIS, ABR, Cert. Med. FIMC, FCArb
Managing Solicitor, Trizon Law Chambers

One of the biggest challenges of leadership anywhere is the lack of strong institutions. This is often because those who get elected choose to build themselves alone rather than the institution. I am a change agent, and I believe in not just questioning the present but also creating a pathway to the future, a pathway that institutionalizes growth, innovation, and excellence in service delivery.

I have no doubt that of the two eminently qualified candidates for the office of the secretary of our dear branch, Mr Emuobonuvie Majemite is the best candidate to take the branch secretariat to the next level of innovative service, qualitative administration and all-round excellence. His honest, pragmatic, and unique insight into our branch’s problems and his willingness to examine the issues and listen closely to members of the branch from all sides of the divide set him apart. I have worked with him at the steering committee of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Nigeria Branch, and I know the stuff he is made of.

Come election day, I will vote for him, and I encourage you to do the same.

Omoruyi Edoigiawerie
Partner, Edoigiawerie & Company LP

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