Adesina wants NBA election cancelled


A candidate in 2020 Nigerian Bar Association presidential election, Dele Adesina, has submitted a petition to the Board of trustees of the association, seeking cancellation of the polls. He said over voting, disenfranchisement of eligible voters and disregard for the provisions of the NBA constitution were his reasons for making the request.

Olumide Akpata defeated Adesina and Babatunde Ajibade to emerge the 30th President of the NBA.

He said, “I urge the members of the Board of Trustees of the NBA to intervene and right these wrongs and save the NBA from condemnation and destruction. I believe that leaders must do things right and/or ensure that things are done right. It is needless to say, Mr Chairman and other members of the Board of Trustees of the NBA, that if the process is wrong, the product cannot be right. If the election process is wrongful and unconstitutional, the outcome must suffer the same fate and be cancelled.

“Since 2016 when this electronic voting system started, there have been consistent allegations of system manipulation and rigging which has resulted in litigation over NBA elections. As at today, a criminal action arising from the NBA Election of 2018 is still pending at the Federal High Court. This is a shame to all of us without exception. Patriotism must guide our aspirations and our conscience must always be our companion. The time has come to regain the integrity of the Nigerian Bar Association by putting an end to unconstitutional and fraudulent elections in our association.”


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