Abubakar Mahmoud, former Kano State attorney general and commissioner for justice, has emerged as the new president of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.
The new NBA president was elected at the 2016 National Elections held in Abuja on Monday, August 1, 2016 in contested election conducted through e-voting.
Mahmoud polled 3,055 votes to defeat Joe-Kyari Gadzama who polled 2,384 votes.
The position of general secretary was won by Mr. Olagunju Isiaka who polled 2,721 votes against Yamah Desmond who scored 2,510 votes.
Mr. Dajan Gal emerged as the first vice president with 4,057 votes and Mr. Monday Ubani, second Vice President with 4,375 votes.
Olagunju Isiaka polled 2,721 votes to emerge general secretary as against Yama Desmond who secured 2,510 votes.
Announcing the results in the early hours of Monday, the chairman of the NBA electoral committee, Mr. Ken Mozia, SAN, said both the first and second vice presidents emerged unopposed.
Ohagba Loe polled 2,402 votes to emerge first assistant secretary, while Balogun Oyeyemi emerged legal adviser with 3068 votes as against Onwuzuike Christopher who polled 2,043 votes.
The election was monitored by the deputy director, legal of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mariam Musa. This is the first election conducted through electronic voting by the Nigerian Bar Association.
At the end of the e-voting process, election umpire, Ken Mozia announced the result while the outgoing president of the Association advised contestants who lost the election to shun acrimony.
The new NBA president, Mahmoud in his response promised that the new executive will hit the ground running once they are sworn in.
The new executives of the NBA are expected to be sworn on August 26, 2016 in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.