In the next few days, Nigerian Bar Association will go into the poll to pick new leaders. Those jostling for the coveted position of the NBA president had attracted my attention over the weeks. All candidates for the position of the President of NBA are wonderful and eminently qualified personalities but considering all indices required for the leadership of this top job, Deacon Dele Adesina SAN is the best man.
Sentiment apart, Deacon is an experienced Bar Leader. Anytime he speaks on any issue at NEC Meeting or AGM, he holds members spelt bound by his oratory PROWESS and would beautifully address the core issues at the front burner and proffer perfect solutions to them.
I have always been pragmatic and practical in my approach. I am not moved by emotions nor mundane considerations but by the overall interest of the Bar. For this reason, I therefore unequivocally endorse Deacon Dele Adesina SAN as my candidate in the forthcoming Bar Election and I urge all and sundry to support him.
Permit me to say that It is an added advantage that we have as our NBA president a quintessential and dogged like Deacon Dele Adesina SAN who has served the Bar as Publicity Secretary, Secretary, Chairman and General Secretary in the past and served credibly well.
Experience garnered by him in those positions held will no doubt bring to bear in his administration. This will also make the job easier and engender the smooth take off of his Administration for he will definitely hit the ground running.
God bless you all.
Chief R.O Balogun
Past Secretary Ilorin Branch, Past Chairman Ilorin Branch and Immediate past National Legal Adviser.