The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association has declared Olumide Akpata winner of the NBA presidential poll, which held electronically between 11 p.m on Wednesday and 11 p.m on Thursday.
The Chairman of the ECNBA, Chief Tawo Tawo (SAN), announced at the end of the poll late last night that Akpata polled 9,891 votes to defeat Dr Babatunde Ajibade (SAN) and Mr Dele Adesina (SAN). Ajibade emerged first runner-up with 4,328 votes while Adesina picked the rear with 3,982 votes.
Though a total of 29,636 lawyers were accredited to vote in the election, only 18, 256 succeeded in casting their ballots. Akpata scored 54.3 per cent of the cast votes to emerge winner. The PUNCH had earlier reported that Adesina on Thursday, described the association’s national officers’ election as a sham and called on the electoral committee to cancel it.