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NBA 2022 Election: Why we Disqualified Felix Ashimole – ECNBA

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An aspirant for the position of Publicity Secretary in the forthcoming Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Elections, Mr. Felix Ashimole (a.ka. Che Oyinatumba) has been disqualified.

According to a report by CITY LAWYER, the  Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) noted that the reason for disqualifying Mr. Ashimole is that his Nominator did not provide evidence of payment of his Branch Dues for 2021 and the aspirant failed to provide a satisfactory answer to the irregularity at the further screening interview with the electoral committee.

The ECNBA however dismissed a petition by embattled Bar aspirant, Mr. Kayode Bello, saying that he “failed to provide sufficient evidence” in support of his petition.

The reported further noted that there is a cloud of uncertainty on whether the aspirant actually received the notice of disqualification from the ECNBA as he denies receiving any email from the electoral committee.

It was however gathered that while the aspirant’s correct email is oyimnatumba92@yahoo.com, the Notice of Disqualification was actually sent to oyimnatumba29@yahoo.com.

A source at ECNBA headquarters vowed that the error was “an honest mistake,” adding that “There is no foul play. Our Secretary is trying her best in dispatching correspondence. A mistake can happen.”

It was unclear at press time whether the aspirant would appeal his disqualification.

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