“Accept the result of the elections” Ikeazor Akaraiwe urges Contestants
Congratulations to all contestants; attempted and actual, disqualified and withdrawn. It has been a long, grueling contest. Congratulations also to the Electoral Committee of the NBA, and to the outgoing AB Mahmoud administration.
The purpose of power is service, therefore, I call on all contestants to accept the result of the elections. It will be embarrassing to see NBA contestants replicating the politics of Nigeria, to challenge the results of the Bar elections in court.
We cannot afford it a second time, back to back. It will diminish the bar, and undermine us in the eyes of society. If we cannot conduct rancour-free elections, our claims to ensuring electoral integrity in Nigeria will be taken with a pinch of salt. It has been said that a major problem of Nigeria is lawyers. May we disprove this by our post-election conduct. Happy elections.
This 18th day of August 2018