During his stay in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN; Hon. Nimi Walson Jack, past general secretary of the NBA; Kunle Ogunba, SAN; Raphael Udoh; Hillary Ojeke and Blessing Eyibio joined members of the NBA, Uyo branch for a sit out. Mr. Uko Essien Udom, SAN (Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Akwa Ibom State) was also present at the sit out which was organized by members of the branch for the Learned Silk.

The leadership and other members of the branch who were at the event welcomed and thanked the Learned Silk for gracing their town with his presence. Past chairmen of the NBA, Uyo branch, Aniekan Akpan and Ekanem Ekanem noted that the Learned Silk is a consummate Bar man who has diligently served the NBA in various capacities. Furthermore, the incumbent chairman of the branch, Ememobong Nicholas remarked that the Bar is in need of a leader who is ready and willing to take the Bar to its final destination. He informed all present that the Learned Silk is the change needed to redeem the Bar and he assured the Learned Silk of his support towards his presidential ambition.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Akwa Ibom State who was also at the sit out noted that the Learned Silk is the most qualified candidate in terms of capacity and experience. He emphasized on the fact that the Learned Silk is presently the best choice for the Bar. Mr. Ndifreke Peter, YLF chairman of NBA, Uyo branch; Mrs. Maria Edet, Treasurer of NBA, Uyo branch and other members of the branch were also on ground to receive the Learned Silk.

The Learned Silk lauded the efforts of the branch towards his presidential ambition. He informed all that his presidential ambition was born out of his need to serve the Bar as he owes his success in life to God and the NBA. Also, he noted that in his capacity as the Chairman of the Mentorship Committee of the Body of Benchers, he will keep driving the need for adequate mentorship of young lawyers as it plays a significant role in the advancement of the legal profession.

Hon. Nimi Walson Jack and Kunle Ogunba, SAN urged all present to promote the presidential ambition of the Learned Silk and deliver the NBA presidency to him. They both noted that the Learned has played a great role in championing the affairs of the NBA and as such, it is only necessary that members of the Bar support his presidential ambition.

It was indeed an exciting evening as members were seen with radiant smiles on their faces while interacting amongst themselves and with the Learned Silk.


On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN arrived the beautiful city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with his entourage comprising of Hon. Nimi Walson Jack, past Secretary General of NBA; Kunle Ogunba, SAN; Raphael Udoh; Blessing Eyibio and Hillary Ayebaifie Ojeke.

Upon his arrival, the renowned Aniedi Akpabio, Esq. and his lovely wife, Mrs. Emem Akpabio heartily welcomed the Learned Silk and his guests to his private residence in Essien Udim LGA. Mr. David Ekpo, chairman of the NBA, Ikot Ekpene branch; Dame Helen Egube; Hon. Akan Udo; Mr. Nkereuwen Akpabio; Mr. Nsikan Ukpong; Ubong Atang, Publicity secretary of the branch and Albert Umoh, YLF secretary of the branch were also present to welcome the Learned Silk at the residence of Aniedi Akpabio, Esq.

The Learned Silk utilized this opportunity to reconnect with his friend and also, express his gratitude to other members of the Bar who have been the foot soldiers piloting and projecting his NBA presidential ambition. Mr. David Ekpo, the chairman of the NBA, Ikot Ekpene branch assured the Learned Silk of his undying support and noted that action plans have been drawn out to ensure that the Bar is delivered to the Learned Silk. While commenting on the good deeds of the Learned Silk, Hon. Akan Udo expressed his allegiance to the Learned Silk.

The Chief Host, Aniedi Akpabio, Esq. noted that the Learned Silk is a credible and detribalized Bar man with a proven track record of excellence. He urged all present to make the right decision by supporting the Learned Silk. Also, Hon. Nimi Walson Jack and Kunle Ogunba, SAN spoke to the integrity and dedication of the Learned Silk. They implored all present to make a smart choice by supporting the Learned Silk as he has been and is still a solid pillar behind activities of the Bar.

In the course of the evening, there were loud chants of “JKNOWNOW” initiated by Kunle Ogunba, SAN and chorused by others present. It was indeed a beautiful evening which came to an end with the Learned Silk and his guests being treated to both local and continental dishes prepared specially by Mrs. Emem Akpabio.

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