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How Olumide Akpata Broke Jinx Of 30-year In NBA by Honbright(m): 10:30am On Aug 01
...My victory for young lawyers, says President elect, Akpata


By Tunde Olorungbotemi

Analysis of the just concluded election of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as a long time jinx was broken on Thursday night, 30th July, 2020.

The last time a non-senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) was in 1989. Charles Idehen, who was NBA president between 1989 and 1991, was succeeded by Clement Akpamgbo (SAN).

Reports gathered that Akpamgbo did not complete his tenure, as ex-Military President Ibrahim Babangida appointed him attorney-general of the federation. Priscillia Kuye, the first and only female NBA president till date, succeeded Akpamgbo but she was not elected.

The non-SAN took over the leadership of NBA which was later affected by crisis that followed the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

However, In 1998 when normalcy was restored, it was Thompson Okpoko, a SAN, who took over leadership of the association and the SANs kept maintaining the leadership of NBA till the emergence of Lanke Odogiyan, a non-SAN, in 2005.

But just like Kuye, Odogiyan was not elected. He emerged after Bayo Ojo (SAN) quit as NBA president to serve as attorney-general of the federation under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Ever since, the NBA has been on the race to halt the dominance of SANs at the helms of affairs, not until 2020 when Olumide Akpata, a 47-year-old lawyer, emerged as president.

Akpata’s victory in the election could be attributed to different factors; one of which is the desire for a change in status quo. Before the NBA election, young lawyers were all over the social media, highlighting reasons why the dominance of SANs needed to end as far as the association’s leadership was concerned.


AKPATA: My victory for young lawyers

The President-elect of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata, has described his election as a victory for young lawyers.

VOICE AIR MEDIA earlier reported that Akpata emerged winner of the NBA presidential poll conducted electronically between 11pm on Wednesday and 11pm on Thursday.

With 9, 891 votes, Akpata defeated two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Dr Babatunde Ajibade and Mr Dele Adesina, who polled 4,328 and 3,982 votes respectively.

In his acceptance speech on Friday made available to VOICE AIR MEDIA titled, ‘Let us secure the future through a united Bar that works for all,’ Akpata said his victory was for young lawyers and lawyers who felt marginalised in the NBA affairs.

He said, “The victory of last night is for our young lawyers who have become disillusioned with the way the NBA had been run over the years and how the profession appears to be disconnected from the challenges that face them and their future.

Akpata, however, said there was a need for improvement in the NBA electoral process, promising to see to such improvement during his two-year tenure.

The NBA switched from manual to electronic election in 2018 and this year’s was its second experience.

Though a total of 29,636 lawyers were accredited to vote in this year’s e-election, only 18,256 succeeded in casting their ballots.


Source, details here...https://www.voiceairmedia.com/2020/08/analysis-how-olumide-akpata-broke-jinx.html

Re: How Olumide Akpata Broke Jinx Of 30-year In NBA by SLAP44: 10:32am On Aug 01
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Re: How Olumide Akpata Broke Jinx Of 30-year In NBA by DuBLINGreenb(m): 10:33am On Aug 01
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Re: How Olumide Akpata Broke Jinx Of 30-year In NBA by ThiagoKid(m): 11:01am On Aug 01
Jinx indeed
Re: How Olumide Akpata Broke Jinx Of 30-year In NBA by SmartProf(m): 11:06am On Aug 01
30 years? No wonder he decided to pose like a Liverpool fan. Congrats man.
Re: How Olumide Akpata Broke Jinx Of 30-year In NBA by richiemcgold: 11:15am On Aug 01
congrats sir.
I look forward to that day when such revolutionary victory would be replicated in Aso Villa.
Re: How Olumide Akpata Broke Jinx Of 30-year In NBA by micfoley: 11:53am On Aug 01
SANs were like monopolising the postion. Congratulations to him. He should brace up for litigation sha cos many are already heading to court
Re: How Olumide Akpata Broke Jinx Of 30-year In NBA by Davoneskay(m): 12:03pm On Aug 01
Congratulations to him. What a feat!
I'm waiting for that boy who turns every post into sermon to spam this thread.
Re: How Olumide Akpata Broke Jinx Of 30-year In NBA by debbleopto: 7:54pm On Aug 01
congratulations

help vote for Tolulope. as Nigerian and African, she is contending against three continents. everyone can vote

Re: How Olumide Akpata Broke Jinx Of 30-year In NBA by debbleopto: 7:55pm On Aug 01
[quote author=debbleopto post=92349029]congratulations

help vote for Tolulope. as Nigerian and African, she is contending against three continents.

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