The National Executive Committee would on Wednesday, 22nd of November, 2017 gather at Le’ Meridien Hotel in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State to hold its meeting for the last quarter of the year 2017. There has been a lot of talk about how the forthcoming “Uyo NEC” would discuss the 2018 National NBA Elections. I have looked through the agenda for the NEC meeting, the 2018 election is not listed. It probably would be discussed under AOB or the agenda may be amended before its adoption at the meeting. Whatever modality NEC decides to adopt, the meeting would not be concluded until the 2018 Elections are discussed.
If the assumptions on discussion about the 2018 Elections are true, then the “Uyo NEC” is a strategic meeting. I may safely say it is a “deciding moment” for the Bar. I do not know the criteria for the selection of the venue for NEC meetings. Other than the provision of section 7 (2) of the NBA Constitution 2015 which provides that the time and place for NEC meetings would be as maybe decided by the National Executive Committee.
However, I know that:
- Uyo is the home of one of the prospective Presidential Aspirants in the 2018 Election.
- One of the Presidential Aspirants defended the mandate of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State at the Election Tribunals.
- The Governor of Akwa Ibom State is the Chief Executive Officer of the State
- In all contest, “Home Advantage” is no small feat
Akwa Ibom a do ke!!!
I am interested in arraying the nuances of the forthcoming NBA Election. I shall make sure you enjoy every bit of the events as they unfold. My name? I shall reveal it when all my prophesies have come to pass. Stay on board!