NBA 2022 Election: ECNBA Releases List of Cleared Candidates

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The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) has released the list of candidates for the forthcoming NBA National Elections.

All the three presidential aspirants; Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN, Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau SAN and Mr. Jonathan Taidi were cleared by the electoral committee.

Aside from the presidential candidates, three candidates were cleared for the post of 1st Vice President while only three aspirants were also cleared for the post of 2nd Vice President while t wo aspirants will contest for the post of 3rd Vice President.

Four candidates will battle for the post of GeneralSecretary and fourAssistant General Secretary has four candidates while three candidates will battle for the Treasurer position. On the other hand, Welfare Secretary has five candidates while Publicity Secretary has only two candidates. The same number of candidates will battle for the post of Assistant Publicity Secretary.

The position of NBA representatives for the General Council of the Bar has 22 candidates to do battle.

It was unclear at press time how appeals by some disqualified aspirants may affect the final list.

Details below

FULL LIST OF PROPERLY NOMINATED CANDIDATES 

Nomination forms were made available from Monday, 21 March – Friday, 15 April 2022. All the Nominations forms submitted were considered and screened by the ECNBA, further virtual screenings were conducted on the 9th and 10th of May, 2022. The table below sets out the names of candidates that were properly nominated for elections as National Officers and Representatives to the General Council of the Bar.

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S/N OFFICE INVIEW NAME OFCANDIDATE NOMINATOR SECONDER
1 President 1 Gadzama Joe-Kyari,SAN Mohammed Monguno Ubandoma  Daniel Joel
2 Mikyau  YakubuChonoko, SAN Lawal-Rabana  RafiuAdeyanju, SAN Gadanya  Aminu Sani,SAN
3 Taidi  Jonathan Gunu Aliwo  William Abdulai Sheltu  ShikammaKassam
2 1st Vice-president 1 Bala   Linda Rose Agom Augustine Ya’u   Musa Alhaji
2 Bawa Yakubu Saleh Darong   Niri Isaac Samchi   DasplangSimon
3 Liman Salihu Muizudeen Abdullahi Enemali   UsmanJoshua
3 2nd Vice-President 1   Nosike   DamianOnwubiko  Stanley Chidozie Imo Ishmael Nkwocha

2 Ugo   ChukwuemekaClement Ajuzie  Ibe Dickson Okeagu Chukwudi  Nweke
3 Ugochukwu  GeraldAbonyi Ugwu Charles Odugwu  UchennaJoseph
4 3rd Vice-President 1 Asagba Justina EgoAmanda Ajetomobi   David Akinyemi Idowu   OmoniyiEmmanuel
2 Ogbah   Isaac Omuta Oji   Benedict Nwosa Ogbokhoyani  PiusAbraham
5 General Secretary 1 Adegbite Adesina Ojo   Adekunle Akanbi, SAN Oladapo   OlalekanIdowu
2 Asenoguan   OsamuedeIsobomuwa Aibangbe Eddie Ainerua Jonathan
3 Ogiegbaen CallistusBenson Oiwoh  Pius  Idemudia Omonuwa OsazuwaGregory
4 Yamah Desmond Nafagha Bernard Okiefete Idenala NapoleonOsikhena
6 AssistantGeneral

Secretary

1 Aka Oluwaseun Chukwuka Levi Adikwaone Oladipo AdewunmiAbisola
2 Balogun DhikrullahAdewale Adeyemi   Oluronke Margaret Dada  John Mayokun
3 Kip Daniel Ka-Ayii Etim  Effiong Ayi Atambi  Joseph Tony
4 Oseme PeremeneAnthony Chukwukelu OlisaemekaSamuel Okoye Chika Isaac
7 Treasurer 1 Adeogun FunmilolaOluwatosin Ademola  Emmanuel Akinyele Akinmoladun FolukeOlamiposi
Anze-Bishop CarolineLadidi Fom bot Lucy Pam Abednego Sunday
3 Balarabe Safiya Iweyi Dangana Yahaya Dan-asabe Iroagalachi AnthonyAuditz
8 WelfareSecretary 1    Adaramola Gbemiga    Akpan  Akaninyene Ekanem Ojo Bolanle Scholastica
2 Aniekwena BenChurchill Dauda Ahmed Ahmed Iroagalachi  AuditzAnthony

3 Auta Nyada    Daudu  Paul Babatunde Okhaigbe ClementEddy-Fredrick
4 Obasi  Chinyere Gladys Abiola Moshood Bolaji Adio Olaseni Abiodun,SAN
5 Ugwuoke IkechukwuMaximus Edeh  Gilbert Okwudili Gbanigo Joy Ugonwa
9 PublicitySecretary 1 Emoghwanre Ogaga J.    Oiwoh Pius Idemuda Maduku David Edobor
2 Lawal Akorede Habeeb Nwadimuya Precious Ogorchukwu OfuluePascal
10 Ass. PublicitySecretary 1 Ajiboye Charles Olawale    Ifezue Dilibe Chinedu Sobiye AdedoyinAderemi
2 Nwoye AkachukwuAnthony Aliyu Isah Abubakar Anugom Ifeanyi Collins
11 General Council of the Bar 1. Abdullahi  Faskari Barau Lawal Halima Bagiwa Ahmadu Lawal Funtua
2. Agada  Mercy Ijato Onche  Adeka Wilson Ojabo Ralph Nejeh
3. Agbaga   DennisEjakpovwere Egho   DonaldOgheneakpobo Avbenagha   FrancisEjomafuvwe
4. Agi Anne Uruegi Pepple Iniobong Irene Udoh  Nsikak Ikpeme
5. Aikpokpo-Martins  JohnObaika Aruoture JohnEmuobonuwvie Abenabe Ovie
6. Akintayo   John AkinbiyiOluwole Gbadamosi  KazeemAdekunle Kolawole   OlapejuAbiodun
7. Anagor   RaphaelNnamdi Odum  EmmanuelOdichimma Anene  Francis Uba
8. Anizoba  Obi Lawrence Okoli  Ugochukwu Chinemelu Onuzurike NelsonNkemakolam
9. Bello Abdulganiyu Olorunnisola Peter Adebayo Bature AbdulfatahMusa
10. Edun  OlukunleOgheneovo Okpakpor OthaduaAdueniforae Ohre Nyerhovwo
11. Igba  Terhile Theophilus Terseer Stephen Abar   Ishember Kalibu Job
12. Lagbamue IsraelSolomon Agidi   Oroelu Godwin Salawu  MufutauAkinpelumi
13. Maidoki  MuhammadMahmood Hassan Danlami Garba Babayo  UmarBabangida
14. Muhammad  AsmauSulaiman Muhammad  Huwalla Ibrahim Gezawa  Sagir Suleiman
15. Munguno Mohammed Gadzama Madu Joe Haruna Luka Musa
16. Nduka  ErnestRapuluchukwu Vincent Chibuzor Ikenna Erinne  BenjaminOzoemena
17. Nwaeze  NwaebukaOnyebuchi Anumnu   EzenwaChukwunyere Nwatu   PeterOluchukwu
18. Okwun-kalu DaveNdara Ogbuabia  Agbai Iro Ukweni  Ngozi Norah
19. Oladapo OlalekanIdowu Yusuf  Ahmed Tijani Ossai  RichardNwabeze
20. Onwere  ChinonyeVictor Egwu  Orji Innocent Ndubusi Ojukwu
21. Oyeyiola DurodolawaEmmanuel Ojibara  Idris Mobolaji OlorunnisolaOlasukanmi Timothy
22. Usman  Joshua Enemali Okpanachi John Unekwu Gimba Mohammed

Part IV (12) (13) (14) and (15), Second Schedule of the Constitution of the Nigerian Bar Association 2015 (as amended in 2021) (Constitution) provides that:

“(12)  The publication, printing or distribution of any campaign material, gifts, and any form of souvenir whatsoever by a candidate or his/her supporter(s) is hereby prohibited and any candidate who contravenes this provision shall be disqualified from being voted for.

  • Any form of donations and philanthropic gestures by candidates seeking election into any national office during the election year is hereby prohibited, and any candidate who contravenes this provision shall be disqualified from being voted for in the election.
  • All Branches, Sections, and Fora are prohibited from soliciting contributions, donations or sponsorship from candidates seeking election into any national office during the election year.
  • Any form of financial inducement including paying annual practicing fees or branch dues for lawyers to curry favour from voters or for any reason whatsoever by candidates and their supporters in the election year is hereby prohibited,

and any candidate who contravenes this provision shall be disqualified from being voted from in the election. PROVIDED that any such payment of Bar Practicing Fees and branch dues by candidate for lawyers who are in his/her direct employment shall not be construed as financial inducement.

PLEASE NOTE that any candidate who contravenes the above provisions of the Constitution shall be disqualified from being voted for.

If you have not already submitted your Curriculum Vitae, comprehensive manifesto and other campaign materials to ECNBA, we hereby request you pursuant to Part V (7) Second Schedule of the Constitution to submit them to the ECNBA by e-mailinfo@ecnba.ng not later than the 31 May 2022 for publication on the NBA/ECNBA website.

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