he Nigerian Bar Association has elected a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Mahmoud Abubakar, to succeed its incumbent President, Mr. Augustine Alegeh (SAN), whose two-year tenure ends this month.
Mahmoud, a former Kano State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, emerged the winner of the NBA election conducted through electronic voting between Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, 2016.
In the election report published on its website on Monday, the NBA said Mahmoud polled 3,055 out of available 5,439 votes to emerge winner ahead of his opponent, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, who polled 2,384 votes.
It was the first time that the NBA would be conducting its election through electronic voting. Also, as opposed to its former method of branch delegates voting system, the voting in 2016 was open to all lawyers in the country.
Mahmoud is expected to be sworn in this month as 28th President of the NBA to steer the association’s ship for the next two years.