Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Olumide Akpata has set up an Electoral Audit and Reforms Committee to audit the body’s 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections.
The Committee, headed by Ayo Akintunde (SAN) will also recommend reforms for future electoral systems and processes.
Akpata, who was sworn into office for a two-year term last Friday, made the disclosure on Sunday morning in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle.
Law TV reports that NBA has faced threats to its unity following unresolved questions on the credibility of its national officers’ elections of last July 29 and 30.
The NBA leadership had been dominated by Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) until Akpata, 47, caused an upset and won the presidential race by a landslide.
He defeated two SANs – Babatunde Ajibade and Dele Adesina – to become the first elected non-SAN president of the NBA in 22 years.
But Adesina faulted the process, alleging the election was manipulated.
The NBA Board of Trustees agreed that the election was not perfect.