By Henry Ojelu
Mr Paul Usoro, SAN, has been elected President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.
Usoro polled 4,509 votes to defeat his two rivals, Ernest Ojukwu(SAN) and Okafor Obi(SAN), who scored 3,313 and 4,423 votes, respectively.
Usoro was officially declared winner of the election yesterday, in Abuja by chairman of the Electoral Committee, NBA, Prof Auwalu Yadudu.
Meanwhile, Usoro, while reacting to his emergence, extended a hand of fellowship to other contestants and promised to carry them along, as well as carry out all the reforms and promises he made during his campaigns.
Other winners are 1st Vice President, Stanley Chidozie, 2nd Vice; Dada Foluke Dada, 3rd Vice President; Igba Theophilus Terhile; Secretary General, Jonathan Gunu Taidi; 1st Assistant Sec, Ewenode William Onoriode; Financial Secretary, Anosike Emeka; Assistant Fin Sec, Ini Irene Pepple; Treasurer, Olagbegi Oloba Banke; Welfare Secretary, Joshua Enemali Usman; Publicity Secretary, Kunle Edu and Legal Adviser, Faroubi Olayinka.
Total of 12,421 lawyers participated in the e-voting process.
Outgoing president, Abubakar Mahmoud described the election as the fairest held so far.