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Joseph Daudu is New NBA President Empty Joseph Daudu is New NBA President

Post  nex on Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:46 am

Joseph Daudu (SAN), the newly elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has described the congress that produced him as worthy of emulation.

Mr. Daudu polled 718 votes against the 487 votes polled by his only opponent, Joe-Kyari Gadzama, at an election held on Thursday in Ibadan.

While speaking after he was pronounced winner, late on Thursday night, Mr. Daodu said the election was transparent, and also commended the Bar for giving him the mandate to serve them. He, however, said that there was neither a winner nor vanquished in the election.

“This successful election is a worthy example for the larger society of Nigeria to embrace. It is a victory to the Bar and a victory for you, able gentlemen of this noble profession,” Daudu said amidst cheers from well wishers.

He said he would not go into a long speech, adding, “we are just executive members-elect; the outgoing officers are still in place. We are not in the habit of having two officers at a time.”

The president-elect said he would fully address members of the association when they were fully sworn-in in August, at the association’s conference in Kaduna.

Mr. Gadzama, his co-contestant, congratulated the president-elect, and also admitted that the election was transparent.

The outgoing president of the NBA, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), commended the members for the way and manner they conducted themselves throughout the election.

Also, Olumuyiwa Akinboro, a past chairman of Abuja branch, was elected general secretary, after polling 899 votes against Nurudeen Ogbara with 312 votes, and Edward Abangbee with 193 votes.

Other elected officers included Blessing Ukiri, first vice president, with 483 votes against Folusho Fayokun, with 467 votes, and Nolonyema Nwankwo with 246 votes.

Osas Erhabor was elected second vice president with 447 votes, against Udobong Thomas, with 420 votes, and Dare Kande with 323 votes.

Ogugua Ikpeze was elected the third vice president with 691 votes, against Bode Makinde with 503 votes.

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