In preparation of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) National Election to hold Wednesday and Thursday, the Northern Lawyers Forum under their umbrella association (Arewa Lawyers Forum) have adopted Mr. Dele Adesina (SAN) as their their candidate for NBA Presidency.
Adesina has already been adopted by the Yoruba Lawyers Association (Egbe Amofin) as their candidate for poll.
The Arewa Lawyers’ Forum declared their stand for Adesina via a July 24 letter addressed to the Secretary of Egbe Amofin, Dr. Wole Akintayo.
The letter was signed by the Arewa Lawyers Association Secretary Mr. Mohammed Monguno.
It stated: “Please refer to your letter dated March 20, 2020 in connection with Egbe Amofin’s adoption of the candidacy of Mr. Dele Adesina (SAN) as the official candidacy of Egbe Amofin Oodua Forum.
“We have also perused the Notice of Endorsement attached to your letter under reference on the endorsement of Mr. Dele Adesina (SAN) to contest for the office of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in the July, 2020 election.
“We, the Arewa Lawyers Forum, have studied the processes leading to the endorsement as painstakingly stated in the Notice of Endorsement dated March 11, 2020, signed by the Leaders of Egbe Amofin OOdua and branch chairmen to ensure that whoever we endorse is experienced, capable and has the requisite competence to lead the Bar at this moment.
“Accordingly, on behalf o the leadership and members of Arewa Lawyers Forum and after a meeting of our Executive Committee, I have the honour to hereby convey our adoption, endorsement, satisfaction and the unanimous acceptance of the candidature of Mr. Dele Adesina (SAN) for the office of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association in the forthcoming July 2020 Election” Arewa stated.