NBA Constitutes AD-HOC Team To Monitor Osun State Election, Appoints Tawo. E. Tawo SAN As Chairman

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN, has constituted an ad-hoc team for the purpose of monitoring the Osun State Governorship election scheduled to hold on the 22nd day of September 2018.

This was contained in a press statement released today, the 11th day of September, and signed by the NBA President.

The team which is to be led by Tawo E. Tawo, a senior advocate of Nigeria, and which membership cuts across different states of the nation, is expected to give situation report about the outcome of the election as a watchdog of the NBA.

Below reads the Press Release:


Pursuant to the scheduling of the Gubernatorial Election for Osun State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (‘INEC”) for Saturday, 22 September 2018, the Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”) has, in conformance to its traditional watchdog role, constituted a 9-person Team made up of the following members of the Association to, amongst others, monitor the Election:

Nos. Names State of Origin Gender Position
1 Tawo E Tawo, SAN Cross Rivers M Chairman
2 Olalekan Thanni Lagos M Member
3 Abiye Tam-George Rivers F Member
4 Ato J Bulus Niger M Member
5 Saliu O Jimoh Kwara M Member
6 Abibat Delayo Oriekun Oyo F Member
7 Olanrewaju Obadina Ogun M Member
8 Mukosolu Okafor Imo F Member
9 Liman Salihu Kogi M Secretary

In particular, the Team is charged with responsibility for, amongst others, monitoring and reporting on the conformance of the electoral processes to all relevant and applicable laws and regulations as well as the standard of electoral freeness and fairness that was observed by all the relevant stakeholders during and in the course of the Election.

The Team would complete its assignment upon the submission of its Monitoring Report to the President of the NBA within two weeks of the announcement of the Election result by INEC or so soon thereafter as the President may direct.

In carrying out its assignment, the Team is mandated to liaise with INEC and other authorized and credible elections monitoring teams, including but not limited to international organizations and monitoring teams. The NBA thanks the Chairman and Members of the Team for accepting to serve the Association in this capacity and assure that we do not howsoever take their sacrifice for granted.

Paul Usoro, SAN FCIArb
Nigerian Bar Association





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