Dr. Babatunde Ajibade, SAN has sent good wishes to the incoming 30th president of the Nigerian Bar Association. The election results revealed on July 30th showed Olumide Akpata winning the election into the office of the President of the Association. Dr. Ajibade’s full message reads:
I have called Mr. Olumide Akpata and congratulated him on his election as the 30th President of our great association, the Nigerian Bar Association, in the elections held on 29th – 30th July 2020.
As a co-contestant in the elections, I am proud of the level of the debate and the quality of the ideas that were brought forth, for the improvement of our association, the welfare of its members and the good of our society.
It is unfortunate that the process leading up to and during the election itself have, once again, not been devoid of controversy. It is my fervent hope that we will get over these repeated challenges with conducting objectively free and fair elections into the leadership positions in the association.
I remain resolute in my belief that we cannot succeed in addressing the challenges confronting our profession unless we unite and I urge the incoming President and his executive to take deliberate and proactive steps to unite the Bar.
Dr. Babatunde Ajibade, SAN, FCIArb