One of the leading contestants to the post of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Dele Adesina SAN has reacted to his clearance to contest for the forthcoming election.
He assured legal practitioners that his goal is to take the Bar to the next level.
Below is his statement to the legal practitioners.
The Journey Towards Securing The Future Of The Bar Has Begun
My dear colleagues,
On Saturday, 13th June, 2020, I received with excitement and gratitude to God, the news that I have been cleared by the Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA), having qualified to participate in the forthcoming election on July 24th, wherein I shall be contesting for the position of President of our beloved Association. I am most grateful to my family, friends, supporters, colleagues and members of Team DASAN for the continuous support and commitment towards our desire for a secured and guaranteed future for the legal profession and our Nation.
As lawyers, we are the very instruments for social progression and development. It is our duty to stand firm against any act that may subvert the rule of law and our democratic principles; while also championing policies and measures that would lead to the economic prosperity of our country. As members of the pre-eminent professional body in Nigeria and the largest and most vibrant Bar Association in Africa, we must collectively strive towards securing the future of our Continent, Region, Country and most of all our members.
I believe that a successful person who does not groom a successor is a failure, hence my desire that that members of our Association, most especially the young lawyers are well taken care of with adequate welfare packages and proper mentorship.
You will agree with me that no man is an island that can exist and achieve all things by himself, but through a united Bar, we can achieve the future of our collective desires, where the Association is most relevant not only to its members but to the Nigerian people as well. All practitioners whether in specialized or general practice, litigation or corporate practice, ministries of justice and our in-house counsel must join hands, if we must sustain our democracy, while ensuring that Nigeria remains a prime destination for economic opportunities and development.
I therefore humbly urge all lawyers, both young and old to team up with me in the aspiration that is driven only by the desire and passion to secure the future of the Bar. Kindly note that when the ban on campaign is lifted, I will be sure to share with you details of my manifesto and the strategic ways I would ensure the future of our profession is secured for all, both young and senior lawyers. Attached for your attention is my profile, kindly read and share with your friends and colleagues.
Yours very sincerely,
Dele Adesina SAN, FCIArb