On the night of Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 2022 at 10:42 p.m., I answered to a call that transformed a boyhood dream into a reality. A call that marked the end of a long journey.
A journey that kicked off many years ago when a boy, graduated from High school with so much euphoria and teenage exuberance to pursue his dream. A dream pursued in tears, sweat and blood craving to master the black letters of the law. Today, the law knows me by name and I in return know it by heart.
My heart is inundated with so such much joy; that the tilling and toiling upward in the night, the tossing and turning on my bed, the jumping up from my sleep as if I am being chased with a machete to burn the midnight oil did not go in vain. Certainly, unless the Lord builds the house, the builder labors in vain.
I could not have achieved this great feat only through my hard work and understanding but through the divine assistance from God Almighty.
I am grateful to God Almighty, my parents, family, friends and well-wishers for supporting me in many ways to achieve this great feat.
The Bull has added more cachets to his standing, to wit:
I. The Hon. Chief Justice Prize – Best Performance All Round.
II. Director’s Prize for best Performance all round.
III. The Hon. Justice M. E Tolla Thompson Memorial Prize- Best student in Professional Practice, Advocacy and Ethics.
IV. The J.B Jenkins-Johnston Memorial Prize- Best student in Professional Practice, Advocacy and Ethics otherwise your ‘Best Advocate’.
I am so thrilled to have emerged as Star Pupil and won a prize in Professional Practice, Advocacy and Ethics because I feel like my name is synonymous with Advocacy. I had to read it with so much passion, to protect it as though it was my birthright. No wonder, I had to drag it along with a co-winner.