2018 NBA Election: ECNBA Releases Election Guidelines

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Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association ECNB) appointed to conduct election into the National offices of the NBA in 2018 has issued a preliminary notice of the National Election as follows:

Mode of Election

E- Voting (Universal Suffrage).

Date of Election:

Election shall commence on Friday 27th,  23:59 hours and end Saturday, 28th July at 23:59 hours.

Eligibility for Election:

Offices for which members or candidates will be eligible to contest on the basis of rotation among the three(3) Zones prescribed by paragraph 2.2(b) of the extant constitution of the NBA (As Amended) and their qualifications are as appearing hereunder:

SN OFFICE QUALIFICATION ZONE
1 President Not less than 15 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years in NEC. East
2 1st Vice President As above  East
3 2nd Vice President As above  West
4 3rd Vice President As Above  North
5 General Secretary Not less than 10 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years in NEC.  North
6 First Assistant Secretary Not less than 8 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years at the Branch Executive Committee as at the date of the nomination.  Not Zoned
7 2nd Assistant Secretary Not less than 5 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years at the Branch Executive Committee as at the date of the nomination.  Not Zoned
8 Treasurer Not less than 10 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years at the NEC as at the date of thenomination.

 

Not Zoned
9 Welfare Secretary Not less than 10 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years at the NEC as at the date of thenomination.

 

Not Zoned
10 Financial Secretary Not less than 10 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years at the NEC as at the date of thenomination.

 

Not Zoned
11 Assistant FinancialSecretary Not less than 5 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years at the Branch Executive Committee as at the date of the nomination.  Not Zoned
12 Publicity Secretary Not less than 10 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years at the NEC as at the date of thenomination.

 

Not Zoned
13 Assistant PublicitySecretary Not less than 5 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years at the NEC as at the date of thenomination.

 

Not Zoned
14 Legal Adviser Not less than 10 years post-enrolment and not less than 2 years at the NEC as at the date of theNomination. Not Zoned

 

The list of states that make up the respective Zones as set out in Schedule 2.2(e)(i), (ii) and (iii) of the extant NBA Constitution (As Amended).

A candidate for any elective national office shall be nominated or proposed in writing by a member and seconded by another member both of whom shall be qualified like the candidate in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution for the equivalent office and in good standing with their practising fees and all other Branch levies.

For the avoidance of doubt, the States that make up each of the zones are highlighted as follows:

I. Eastern zone are_ Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra , Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Rivers.

II. Northern zone are- Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara and FCT- Abuja

III. Western Zone are- Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo

All nominations are to be submitted not later than 4p.m on the Thursday 31st May, 2018. All duly completed nomination forms should be sealed and addressed to:-

The National Secretariat,
Nigerian Bar Association,
c/o Ajijola Omega Sarah, Esq.
NBA National Secretariat,
NBA House
Plot 1101, Off Muhammed Buhari Way
Central Business District Area
Abuja.


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