Yakubu Maikyau becomes NBA’s 31st President

Yakubu Maikyau elected 31st President of the NBA

 

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Yakubu Maikyau, has been elected as the 31st President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

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According to the Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA), only 59,392 lawyers – the highest ever – were accredited to vote in the election held virtually on Saturday.

Mr Maikyau, who’s 57 years old, polled a total of 22,342, while his closest contender and another senior advocate of Nigeria, Joe Gazama, polled 10,842 votes, and Jonathan Taidi, got 1,373 votes.

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The duration for the elections which spanned a period of 24 hours, saw the ballots opening at exactly 12 .a.m on Saturday, and closing at 11.59 p.m same day.

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Meanwhile, Mr Gadzama (SAN) has urged his followers to be calm, upon the conclusion of the election.

“Even though we have numerous complaints regarding the conduct of the election, I request that you all remain calm during this season and pledge your loyalty to the Bar. I salute you all for your support, once again” he said in a statement.

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