An Akwa Ibom prominent son based in Lagos has become the first lawyer from the state to be elected the President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA in the counry.
He is Paul Usoro, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) from Ukana clan in Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibm State.
The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) Monday declared him a winner of NBA presidential election.
The election was held by electronic voting from Saturday to Sunday. The result was announced in the early hours of Monday.
Usoro polled 4,509 votes to beat Chief Arthur Obi Okafor (SAN), who scored 4,423 votes and Prof Ernest Ojukwu (SAN), who got 3,313 votes.
Stanley Chidozie won the race for First Vice President with 6,188 votes, while Dada Olayemi was elected Second Vice President with 4,242 votes.
Taidi Gunu won the post of General Secretary with 3,574 votes, beating Mobolaji Idris who polled 1,993 votes and Balogun Oyeyemi who got 1,630 votes.