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Ikeja NBA adopts Adesina as official candidate for NBA presidential election

The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday unanimously endorsed the candidature of Dcn Dele Adesina as the official Presidential candidate of the branch in association’s general elections coming up in July 2020.

Ikeja branch has therefore joined other branches such as Ibadan, Owo, and Ikire branches of the association in carrying out Egbe Amofin Oodua directive that all branches in the South West should carry out Adesina’s endorsement at their different branches.

The adoption is sequel to a motion moved by one of the elders to the association, Chief Richard Ahonaruogho who reminded members that while Lagos branch had produced two presidents of the association in recent times, Ikeja has produced none. This was at the monthly meeting of the association at the Bar center located at the Ikeja High Court premises.

In 1996, Chief Ahonaruogho acted as General Secretary of the Association of Chairmen and Secretaries, the body that was responsible for bringing NBA out of coma after the 1992 debacle. The chairman then was Chief Adegboyega Awomolo SAN.

Indeed, in the recent past, two Presidents, Augustine Alegeh SAN, (2014) and the incumbent, Paul Usoro SAN are members of the Lagos branch.

Ahonaruogho’s motion was seconded by another member, Adesina Adegbite, a former secretary of the branch, and also a former National Welfare Officer of the association.

The motion received a thunderous applause from members who vowed to go all out and campaign for their adopted candidate.

The Chairman of the branch, Prince Dele Oloke delivered to the members the message of the Egbe Amofin Oodua forum that held a few weeks ago in Ibadan, Oyo state where all branches were mandated to carry out Adesina’s endorsement as the Egbe’s candidate. He added that Dele Adesina, SAN is the Amotekun of the South West region.

In the same spirit Chief Ahonaruogho added that he is particularly happy about the choice of the branch to adopt Dele Adesina,SAN as the NBA presidential candidate.

Mr. Adegbite, also added that the mandate of Egbe Amofin endorsing Dele Adesina,SAN was unanimously done by the Forum on December 14, 2019 and reaffirmed at the forum’s last meeting which held last month at Oyo state.

He added that Dele Adesina,SAN who has once served as Secretary, and Chairman of the branch, General Secretary of the NBA national has alwyas been an advocate for the welfare of lawyers.

The excitement of members about the adoption of Dele Adesina,SAN was as though he was declared winner of the NBA presidential elections.

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