Tuesday, 23 June 2020

NBA MATTERS: Patrick Mekako Emerges Chairman as NBA, Udu Branch Elects Branch Leaders, Endorses Olumite Akpata for NBA Presidency

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Udu Branch has elected Mr Patrick Mekako as the Branch Chairman for the two-year tenure beginning in June 2020. Following the expiration of

the tenure of the immediate past executive members of the Branch, the Branch conducted its Branch officer` election on 21 June 2020. The newly elected officers were immediately by a Learned Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Ayo AsalaA statement signed by the newly-elected Branch Publicity Secretary, Mr Austin Nyekigbe, shortly after the election reads:

"NBA, UDU BRANCH HOLDS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICERS.

The Nigerian Bar Association, Udu Branch held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday the 21st day of June, 2020 wherein election of new Officers of the Branch was conducted. Election was conducted only into the Positions of the Chairman and the Secretary while  other Positions were returned unopposed. After the close of voting in a keenly contested Election, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr. Ama Etuwewe, (SAN) declared the results of the election as follows:

 CHAIRMAN
1. KINGSLEY ASAGBA, ESQ.  43 Votes
2. PATRICK MEKAKO, ESQ.  48 Votes (Elected)

 SECRETARY
1. MOSES E. O. SEGBA, ESQ. 44 Votes
2. PETER T. DAUBRY, ESQ. 47 Votes (Elected)

Other Officers were elected and returned unopposed

The Oath of Office was administered on the newly elected Officers by Mr. Ayo Asala, (SAN). The names of the newly elected Officers to pilot the affairs of the Branch from June 2020 - June 2022 are:

1. PATRICK MEKAKO, ESQ -- Chairman

2. ANDREW ONODJEFEMUE, ESQ -- Vice Chairman

3. PETER T. DAUBRY, ESQ -- Hon. Secretary

4. OGHENETEGA ISHAKA, ESQ  -- Assistant Secretary

5. D. G. CLARKE, (MRS.) -- Treasurer

6. V. F. MONYE, (MRS.) -- Financial Secretary

7. RUTH ABADAH, (MRS.) -- Welfare Secretary

8. AUSTIN NYEKIGBE, ESQ -- Publicity Secretary

9. LAWRENCE AYEWA, ESQ  -- Social Secretary

In the course of the Annual General Meeting, the Branch endorsed and adopted OLUMIDE AKPATA, ESQ. as the sole candidate for the office of the President of the NBA, JOHN OBAIKA AIKPOKPO-MARTINS, ESQ. for the office of the 1st Vice President of the NBA and OGHENEOVO OLUKUNLE EDUN, ESQ., the present National Publicity Secretary of the NBA, for the office of the National Welfare Secretary of the NBA in the 2020 elections.


Congratulations to Udu Bar!

Signed:

AUSTIN NYEKIGBE, ESQ.
 Publicity Secretary,

 NBA, Udu Branch."



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