Former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Public interest and Development Law ( SPIDEL) Chief Joe Kyari Gadzama SAN, last today in Abuja described Mr. Dele Adesina SAN as unbeatable in terms of his leadership capacity at the Bar.
Chief Gadzama stated this while receiving Mr. Adesina and his team who paid him a courtesy call at the J-K Gadzama Court in Abuja. He said “In terms of capacity in the present context you are unbeatable. But what is the assurance that the process will be transparent and the results of the exercise will reflect the votes and will of the people.
“You were the General Secretary of the NBA when I was chairman of Abuja branch and your record of achievements are there for all to see”.
Chief Gadzama also said: “I believe in the regional groups, I am a trustee of the Arewa Lawyers Forum and therefore cannot go against the decision of Egbe Amofin and their candidate. When you stepped down for Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN in 2008, some of us were not happy with you.
You have a huge support base in my branch, most of the people in your entourage are my people and I cannot say no to you.You don’t need NBA Presidency to get to the top, it is all about service to God and humanity. If you believe you can serve the association now, please go on. Iwill consult with my people to agree on who to support in the race”
In his response, a Partner in J-K Gadzama LLP, Mr. Mohammed Mongono said: “Be rest assured that you have no problem with me and those who will listen to me. Others may come but one is matured to take his own position, so feel free to visit us any time. Mongono also stated that nobody has the institutional memory more than Mr. Adesina and therefore he has all their support. He complained that nobody was appointed into the Electoral Committee of the NBA from Maiduguri, Biu and Damaturu branches of the NBA
and that as a former chairman of Maiduguri Branch, he was disappointed at this and does not know what they have done to deserve this.