The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) 2020 Branch Elections Appeals Panel (Western Zone) considered an appeal on the constitution of the Branch Election Committee and reached the decision that Election Committee of Asaba Branch was constituted in contravention of Article 10 (3) of the Uniform Bye-Laws for Branches and recommended that the said Election Committee be disbanded/dissolved.
The said recommendation was accepted and conveyed to the Branch Chairman by a letter dated 12th June, 2020 wherein he was directed to take steps and reconstitute the Branch Election Committee.
Article 17 of Uniform Bye-Laws for Branches provides time lines within which the Election Committee shall perform its functions without any provision for abridgement of time.
Following the expiration of the tenure of the Executive Committee of Asaba Branch of the NBA on 25th June, 2020 the President, Paul Usoro, SAN has constituted a Caretaker Committee to handle the affairs of the Branch in line with Article 11 of the Uniform Bye-Laws for Branches for a period of three (3) months with effect from 25th June, 2020.
The Caretaker Committee may co-opt such members as it deems necessary. The Committee is composed of the following:
Afam Kris Nmah
Obianua Wilson Chibuogwu
Chukwuma Henry Oseyenim
Members of the Branch are advised to cooperate with the Caretaker Committee as it pilots the affairs of the Branch.