During his stay in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN; Hon. Nimi Walson Jack, past General Secretary of the NBA; Kunle Ogunba, SAN; Raphael Udoh; Hillary Ojeke and Blessing Eyibio joined members of the NBA, Uyo branch for a sit out. Mr. Uko Essien Udom, SAN (Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Akwa Ibom State) was also present at the sit out which was organized by members of the branch for the Learned Silk.
The leadership and other members of the branch who were at the event welcomed and thanked the Learned Silk for gracing their town with his presence. Past chairmen of the NBA, Uyo branch, Aniekan Akpan and Ekanem Ekanem noted that the Learned Silk is a consummate Bar man who has diligently served the NBA in various capacities. Furthermore, the incumbent chairman of the branch, Ememobong Nicholas remarked that the Bar is in need of a leader who is ready and willing to take the Bar to its final destination. He informed all present that the Learned Silk is the change needed to redeem the Bar and he assured the Learned Silk of his support towards his presidential ambition.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Akwa Ibom State who was also at the sit out noted that the Learned Silk is the most qualified candidate in terms of capacity and experience. He emphasized on the fact that the Learned Silk is presently the best choice for the Bar. Mr. Ndifreke Peter, YLF chairman of NBA, Uyo branch; Mrs. Maria Edet, Treasurer of NBA, Uyo branch and other members of the branch were also on ground to receive the Learned Silk.
The Learned Silk lauded the efforts of the branch towards his presidential ambition. He informed all that his presidential ambition was born out of his need to serve the Bar as he owes his success in life to God and the NBA. Also, he noted that in his capacity as the Chairman of the Mentorship Committee of the Body of Benchers, he will keep driving the need for adequate mentorship of young lawyers as it plays a significant role in the advancement of the legal profession.
Hon. Nimi Walson Jack and Kunle Ogunba, SAN urged all present to promote the presidential ambition of the Learned Silk and deliver the NBA presidency to him. They both noted that the Learned has played a great role in championing the affairs of the NBA and as such, it is only necessary that members of the Bar support his presidential ambition.
It was indeed an exciting evening as members were seen with radiant smiles on their faces while interacting amongst themselves and with the Learned Silk.