Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki congratulated Olumide Akpata on his promotion as President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
The governor, in a statement, said that Akpata has distinguished himself as a lawyer over the years and that he deserved his new position.
According to him, “I congratulate Olumide Akpata on his appearance as President of the Nigerian Bar Association. Akpata, a versatile attorney, will surely bring to the College leadership his unique insight and enthusiasm as an attorney to lead the College to glorious heights.
“There is no denying that different professions face quite peculiar challenges with the advent of Information and Communication Technologies and the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, but I am confident in Akpata’s ability to display his experience in improving the myriad of diligent and hardworking lawyers in the country.
“The role carries immense responsibility and I am confident that Akpata is able to handle the affairs of Nigerian lawyers and really build a formidable and conscientious professional body.”
Akpata, who obtained 9,891 votes, was declared the winner of the NBA presidential contest by the President of the NBA Electoral Committee (ECNBA), Chief Tawo Tawo (SAN). He defeated the other two contenders for the position, viz .; Dr. Babatunde Ajibade (SAN) and Mr. Dele Adesina (SAN).
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