At the Nigerian Bar Association National Executive Council (NBA NEC) meeting, the supporters of the Learned Silk, Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN have continued to rally support for him citing merit as a key to choosing the next president for the association.
In his speech at the just concluded NEC meeting, the NBA President Mr. A. B. Mahmoud, SAN declared that he has no preferred candidate to succeed him.
This statement came at the time rumours are flying that Paul Usoro who joined the race for the No 1 position of the NBA most recently is viewed as the anointed candidate. But with this, the camp of Paul Usoro’s is excited as this stands to exonerate them from the propaganda.
“Our support for Paul is based on his landmark achievements in the practice which include the reforms he has carried out as well as his immense contributions to the NBA. Looking at the reforms the NBA President has initiated, we are confident that Usoro is one man that has the credentials to build on the existing reforms and even initiate more desired reforms for the advancement of the Bar”.
Supporters of Paul Usoro are highly spirited that the Bar Titan has built a successful practice that cuts across corporate experience which is what the NBA needs at the time to get to the acme of perfection.
A teaming number of supporters were particularly excited to have met the legal luminary for the first time at the NEC meeting. They expressed that before now, his works and achievements, which is in the public domain is enough pull factor to attract unbiased support.
While supporters of other candidates for the race are riding on the heels of being the anointed ones, Usoro’s supporters are riding on the pedigree, successes and experience of the Learned Silk in corporate governance, leadership and advicacy which has made him to be a most sort after personality who sits on the boards of blue chip companies.
It’s on record that Paul Usoro has not enjoyed any appointment by the NBA President to put him forward for visibility and prominence unlike two other presidential aspirants that have enjoyed that privilege.