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.
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.
|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|
|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-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than the 31 May 2022 for publication on the NBA/ECNBA website.