Akpata Sets Up NBA National and Branch Election Appeal Committees

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In preparation for the forthcoming elections, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata has set up both national and branch appeals committees to resolve appeals that may arise from disqualification of aspirants.

The nine-member NBA 2022 National Election Appeals Committee  has renowned chartered arbitrator Funmi Roberts as Chairperson with Mr. Austin Ajineh of NBA Warri Branch as Secretary.

Three NBA 2022 Branch Election Appeals Committees were also established for the three zones, namely East, West and North.

According to a statement by the President, the National Election Appeals Committee is to receive and resolve complaints and disputes arising from the conduct by the ECNBA, of the National Executive Committee and Representatives of the NBA in the General Council of the Bar. While the Branch Election Appeals Committees are to receive and resolve complaints and disputes, from their respective Zones, arising from the conduct by the various Branch Electoral Committees, of the Branch Executive Committees.

Members of the Committees tasked with the responsibility of resolving these attendant disputes and complaints arising from the elections, include:

NBA 2022 National Election Appeals Committee

  • Funmi Roberts (Chairperson) – Ibadan
  • Huwaila Mohammed Ibrahim – Kano
  • Dr. Rosemary Chinelo Chikwendu – Abuja
  • Hubert Nwoye – Gombe
  • Austin Ajineh (Secretary) – Warri
  • Stephen Obajaja – Lagos
  • Okey Ohagba – Port Harcourt
  • Grace Selre Mamswa – Jos
  • Mathew Egbadon – Lagos

NBA 2022 Branch Election Appeals Committee (East)

  • Mrs. Nnenna Uko (Chairperson) – Enugu
  • Chibueze Oguchienti – Onitsha
  • Teddy Omeziri – Aba
  • Stanley Imo – Owerri
  • Promise Ichego – Isiokpo
  • Ekanem Ekanem – Uyo
  • Sheila Dise Ogbise – Sagbama
  • Hope Anemhen – Abakaliki
  • Assam Assam Jr. (Secretary) – Calabar
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NBA 2022 Branch Election Appeals Committee (West)

  • Asamah Kadiri, SAN (Chairman) – Lagos
  • Delayo Oriekun – Ibadan
  • Oludayo Olorunfemi (Secretary) – Ikere-Ekiti
  • Oyindamola Fasakin – Lagos
  • Shade Owolabi – Ikeja
  • Nyerhovwo Ohre – Warri
  • Chukwuma Oseyenim – Asaba
  • Efosa Ezomo – Benin
  • Afolabi Adesanmi – Akure

NBA 2022 Branch Election Appeals Committee (North)

  • Sule Usman, SAN (Chairman) – Lokoja
  • Napoleon Idenala – Barnawa
  • Uba Chukwuka – Abuja
  • Saadatu Abdullahi
  • Mohammed – Kano
  • Ahmed Loko – Keffi
  • Mustapha Imam – Ungogo
  • Julius Atanawhemera (Secretary) – Abuja
  • Altine Ibrahim – Damaturu
  • Humphrey Usha – Makurdi

Below is the  statement from the NBA President – Olumide Akpata, announcing the constitution of the NBA Election Appeal Committees.

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