Yakubu Chonoko (YC) Maikyau has been elected the 36th President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) polled 22,342 votes to clinch victory, NAN reports.
Maikyau defeated Jonathan Taidi, a former General Secretary and Joe-Kyari Gadzama (SAN).
Gadzama, Chairman of NBA Securities Agencies Relations Committee polled 10,842 votes; Taidi got 1,380.
Electoral Committee Chairman, Ayodele Akintunde (SAN) announced the results on Sunday.
Akintunde out of the 59,392 records received on the final voter register, 59,388 were uploaded as four were invalidated.
A total of 34,809 votes were cast representing 58.61 per cent of the total number of eligible voters, while 1,314 ballots opened but were not cast”, he said.
Linda Bala emerged as NBA First Vice President with 21,717 votes; Clement Ugo was elected Second Vice President with 11,377.
Amanda Demechi-Asagba, President of the African Women Lawyers Association was elected Third Vice President with 19,602 votes.
Adesina Adegbite is the new General Secretary after scoring 18,536 votes; Daniel Kip emerged the NBA Assistant General Secretary with 10,071.
Caroline Anze-Bishop was elected Treasurer with 12,012 votes; Chinyere Obasi emerged the Welfare Secretary with 10,452.
Habeeb Lawal was elected Publicity Secretary with 17,650 votes; Charles Ajiboye emerged the Assistant Publicity Secretary with 17, 811.
Maikyau succeeds Olumide Akpata who was voted into office in July 2020.