Ex-NBA President Akpata Emerges Labour Party's Guber Candidate In Edo
Olumide Akpata

Ex-NBA President Akpata Emerges Labour Party’s Guber Candidate In Edo

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Immediate past president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata has won the Labour Party (LP) ticket for the governorship election in Edo State scheduled to hold on 21 September 2024

The exercise was held, on Friday in Benin City, the Edo State capital.


According to the Deputy Governor of Abia State Ikechukwu Emeta, who was the chief returning officer for the primary election, Akpata scored 316 votes to emerge as the winner.

“I hereby declare as follows: Mr Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata, having scored the highest number of votes and certified the provisions of the constitution of the party, is hereby declared the winner and the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party for the Edo State governorship election 2024,” Emeta declared.

With the emergence of Akpata as the candidate of the Labour Party, the stage is now set for a full-scale campaign ahead of the election.

Born on October 7, 1972, at Edo State of Nigeria, Akpata obtained a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Benin, Edo state in 1992 and was called to the bar in 1993.

He has been into law practice for over three decades. He was NBA president from 28 August 2020 to 19 July 2022.

Victor Ezeja is a passionate journalist with six years of experience writing on economy, politics and energy. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication.

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