Popular lawyer and telecoms litigation expert, Mr. Kunle Adegoke has endorsed Mr. Olayinka Sokoya to win the race for Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) come July 30, 2020.

In a statement made available to CITY LAWYER, Adegoke who is also active in the election petitions circuit noted that having x-rayed the professional and personal lifestyle of the candidate, “I can confidently say that his sense of honesty, integrity and professionalism is excellent.”

His words: “I have the opportunity of relating with and carefully studying the professional and personal lifestyle of Olayinka Sokoya and as a senior who is in a position to rate him, I can confidently say that his sense of honesty, integrity and professionalism is excellent. He is an advocate that enjoys the practice of law and is committed to the development of the legal profession. His sense of duty, discipline and knowledge of law make him a lawyer with a difference. It is, therefore, with ease that I endorse him as the best material for the office Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar. K Rad.”

Meanwhile, Sokoya’s campaign received a major boost at the weekend with his clearance by the Electoral Committee of NBA (ECNBA) to contest for the position of NBA Publicity Secretary. Announcing the successful appeal of his disqualification, Sokoya however noted that “This is not the time to rest on our oars but to intensify efforts until our victory is announced.” The former NBA Ilesa Branch Secretary and Publicity Secretary urged his supporters to “change the narrative and make the voice of the bar to be heard.”

His words: “Precisely on the 12th day of June, 2020 at exactly 8:42 Pm after celebrating the Democracy Day and having been interviewed by the media on Democracy Day, I received a mail from ECNBA informing me of its decision disqualifying me as a candidate in the forthcoming NBA election.

“Upon a careful and holistic perusal of the sole ground for the disqualification, I swiftly lodged an Appeal to ECNBA and to the glory of God, I received another mail from ECNBA on the 3rd day of July, 2020 at exactly 11:57 pm that I have been cleared as a candidate to the office of the Publicity Secretary of our noble Association.

“I give Glory to God Almighty for this first stage of Victory, I equally thank my revered and highly respected leaders and friends who have been calling me on daily basis to ascertain the decision of the ECNBA on my meritorious Appeal.”

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