NBA NEWS 29/05/2022
NBA Election 2022: Y.C. Maikyau SAN Commends Supporters For Maturity And Consistency Amidst Attacks
The Chairman of the NBA Welfare Committee, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau SAN has addressed his supporters and associates appreciating them for their consistency in their support and maturity amidst what he described as provoking and distracting attacks from oppositions.
In a statement made available to The Lawyer, Maikyau stated that in the past few weeks his aspiration to be NBA President has come under severe attacks and his camp has been assailed with petitions which aim to disqualify him from the race.
He wrote: “In the last few weeks, our collective aspiration to step out and serve the Bar came under attack. Our resolve to offer purposeful leadership driven by honour, integrity and high standard of professionalism, for the common good of our Association and the country was assailed by the series of petitions we had to contend with.”
According to him, while the rights of the petitioners to make allegations are well recognised, it was left for them to substantiate/establish their claims.
He said: “In the course of waiting for the decision of the ECNBA on the said petitions, I noticed that you, my friends, remained resolute and focused; while stones and muds were slung at us, you kept calm and refused to be distracted.”
On this note he commended his supporters for reacting to the attacks with grace, calm and maturity.
Saying “I commend your maturity, thoughtfulness and gracefulness in handling the matters which were meant to provoke and distract us. We had always known our detractors will, as is their custom, deploy their antics, but you were unwavering in your commitment. As it turned out, we were attacked on every side, yet we refused to be distressed; we may have been momentarily perplexed, but definitely did not despair.”
Maikyau equally expressed gratitude to God and appreciated his supporters for their unrelenting devotion to the aspiration to improve the Nigerian Bar.
“I am filled with profound gratitude to God Almighty for your resilience, support, confidence and belief in our dream.
This is to appreciate you all for your courage and unrelenting devotion to the cause. By the grace of God we remain unstoppable; we shall arrive at our destination where we will unleash our God-given talents and potentials to take the lead in the recovery, reformation and repositioning of the Bar and indeed our nation Nigeria”