A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Yakubu Maikyau, has emerged as the 31st President of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Maikyau was named the new NBA president following an election of the legal body held virtually.
The Chairman of the Electoral Committee, who is also a SAN, Professor Ayodele Akintunde, made the declaration on Sunday in Abuja while announcing the poll result, according to Channels Television.
Maikyau who polled a total of 22, 342 votes to win the election, was followed closely by his fellow SAN, Joe-Kyari Gadzama who scored 10, 842 votes.
Mr Taidi Jonathan came third in the exercise with 1,373 votes.
Following the declaration, Maikyau is expected to take over the leadership of the legal body from the outgoing NBA President, Olumide Akpata.
Other national officers elected are Mrs Linda Bala – 1st Vice President, Mr Clement Ugo – 2nd Vice President, and Mrs Amanda Demechi-Asagba – 3rd Vice President.
Also elected are Mr Adesina Adegbite – General Secretary, Mr Daniel Kip Ka-Ayli – Assistant General Secretary, Ms Chinyere Obasi – National Welfare Secretary, Mr Habeeb Lawal – National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olawole Ajiboye – Assistant Publicity Secretary, and Anze-Bishop Ladidi – Treasurer.
20 lawyers were equally elected as members of the NBA General Council to represent the western, eastern, and northern zones.