Mar 12, 2019

Paul Usoro SAN And NBA's Exemplary Work At #NigeriaDecides2019


The Nigerian Bar Association under the leadership of the Learned Silk, Mr. Paul Usoro SAN, did an amazing job of monitoring the 2019 elections.




On February 12, 2019, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN inaugurated the 2019 NBA-EWG with the core mandate to, amongst others, observe the Presidential, Gubernatorial, National and State Houses of Assembly Elections, 2019 and ascertain and be able to comment on the extent of the conformity of the processes and procedures for the conduct of the elections with the relevant laws, regional and international standards and best practices.

The NBA - EWG was a 22 man National Committee, chaired by Mazi Afam Osigwe to monitor the elections and according to the NBA President, Branches in the States also constituted monitoring committees that worked with the National Monitoring Team in monitoring and reporting on the Elections in the respective States.



The Committee also kept to its mandate at the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly Elections, after which it released its 2ND Interim Report Of The Nigerian Bar Association Election Working Group On The 2019 Gubernatorial And Houses Of Assembly Elections Which Held on SATURDAY, 9TH MARCH, 2019.

Both reports covered issues such as –

1.      Smart Card Readers

2.      Electoral Violence

3.      Secrecy of the voting process

4.      Voters’ Turn-Out.

5.      Security Arrangements

6.      Vote buying; and

7.      Intimidation Of Observers And Journalists


The NBA is highly commended for the role it played in #NigeriaDecides2019 and will always be seen as the champion of the rule of law and legal rights in Nigeria.

Members of the Committee include -

Nos.      Name

Gender

Position

1.          Mazi AfamOsigwe

M

Chairman

2.          OlalekanThanni

M

Member

3.          Ato JBulus

M

Member

4.          Rosemary NEmovon

F

Member

5.          SamuelAtung

M

Member

6.          AdammaIsamade

F

Member

7.          AbiyeTam-George

F

Member

8.          Saliu OJimoh

M

Member

9.          Mohammed MuntasirAdamu

M

Member

10.        MukosoluOkafor

F

Member

11.        OlanrewajuObadina

M

Member

12.        Moses Ede

M

Member

13.        SamuelObot

M

Member

14.        Abibat DelayoOriekun

F

Member

15.        Endung AnthonyIdoko

F

Member

16.        BarbaraOmosun

F

Member

17.        PrinceIgaja

M

Member

18.        Adija AbokNyam

F

Member

19.        ChiomaUnini

F

Member

20.        Isah AbubakarAliyu

M

Member

21.        Habeeb LawalAkorede

M

Natl Asst. Publicity Sec

22.        Liman Salihu

M

Secretary




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