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Tuesday 2 August 2016

Abubakar Mahmoud is new NBA President

Lawyers in Nigeria have elected Mr Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN) as President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Mahmoud was yesterday declared the winner of the 2016 election of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Mahmoud, a former At­torney General of Kano State polled 3,055 votes to defeat his closest opponent Joe-Kyari Gadzama (SAN) who polled 2, 384 votes.
Other winners include Mr Caleb Gal Dajan, First Vice President; Mr Monday Uba­ni, Second Vice President and Mr Benedict Oji, Third Vice President, all of whom were returned unopposed.
Mr Isiaka Olagunju polled 2, 721 votes to beat Mr Des­mond Yamah who polled 2, 510 votes to become General Secretary of the association, while the post of First As­sistant Secretary went to Mr Okey Leo Ohagba who received 2, 402 votes to beat his closest rival, Mr Olukun­le Edun who polled 1, 653 votes. Mr Enebi Mohammed Salihu polled 1, 067 votes to place third.

Other winners are Ugbuji Cecilia Ngede, Second As­sistant Secretary; Ado Aisha Abdullahi, Treasurer; Adesi­na Adegbite, Welfare Secre­tary; Ngozi Udodi, Financial Secretary; Dorcas Ngwu, As­sistant Financial Secretary; Chuwuemeka Mbamala, As­sistant Publicity Secretary, and Oyeyemi Rafiu Balogun, Legal Adviser.
Meanwhile, supporters of Gadzama and Mahmoud engaged themselves in a fierce war of words over al­legations of plans to rig the elections.

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