Mr Godwin Obaseki, the Edo state governor has congratulated Mr Olumide Akpata on his inception as the president of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Mr Akpata had distinguished himself as a lawyer over the years and he deserved of his new role, said by Obaseki in a statement.
“I congratulate Olumide Akpata on his inception as the president of the Nigerian Bar Association. Akpata is sure to bring to the leadership of the Bar his unique acumen and zest as a lawyer to steer the Bar to glorious heights.
“The role comes with immense responsibility and I trust that Akpata is capable of managing the affairs of Nigerian lawyers and truly building a formidable and conscientious professional body.”
Akpata got 9,891 votes and declared the winner of the NBA president contest by the Chairman of the Electoral Commitee of the NBA (ECNBA).
Chief Tawo Tawo (SAN), he defeated the other two contenders for the post, namely; Dr Babatunde Ajibade (SAN), and Mr Dele Adesina (SAN).