President Mohammadu Buhari has congratulated the new president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Barrister Olumide Akpata.
In a short statement credited to President Buhari, said the office is very important in the country’s democracy.
“I congratulate Olumide Akpata on his election as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), a crucial stakeholder in our democracy. I wish him every success in the new position, and assure the new leadership of the continued cooperation of our administration”.
Barr. Olumide Akpata emerged as the new President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA. He defeated two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, in an outright victory, to emerge the 30th NBA president.
Olumide who is a foundation member and ex-chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, (NBA-SBL) is not a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, but scored 9,891 votes to defeat Dr Babatunde Ajibade (SAN), who polled 4,328 votes in second place and Mr Dele Adesina (SAN), who got 3,982 votes in third place.