NBA ex-president congratulates newly elected national officers
A Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Augustine Alegeh (SAN) has congratulated the newly elected NBA president, Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN) and other elected national officers.
His message followed the successful conduct of the association’s 2018 universal suffrage electronic voting process.
Alegeh said: “I believe that the incoming president will be magnanimous in victory and work to unite the Bar after such hotly contested elections.”
He also appealed to all those who were not successful at the elections to graciously accept the choice of the majority and to offer support, advice and encouragement to the elected national officers.
The senior advocate therefore urged all members to support the newly elected officers. “The elections are over and we all as members of the NBA must come together as one family to support the new administration and ensure it succeeds.
“The NBA belongs to all of us and we all must work together as one big family to ensure its survival and sustenance as one indivisible unit.
“The task of leading the Bar is enormous and the legitimate expectations of lawyers, the Nigerian people and the international community are that the new administration will lead the Bar to greater heights, constructively engage the government on all issues pertaining to the sustenance of the rule of law and democracy as well as be the leading voice of the voiceless majority,” he said.
He advised the new administration to hit the ground running and provide cutting edge leadership in dealing with all matters pertaining to lawyers, the judiciary, rule of law and democracy.
The former NBA president therefore charged them to take the responsibility reposed in them seriously and dedicate the next two years to leading the Bar to even greater heights.
“It is my prayer and fervent hope that the incoming administration of the NBA will deliver excellently on the core mandate of the Bar,” he enthused.
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