Mr Olumide Akpata, a former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, (NBA-SBI), has emerged the 30th President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Akpata amassed 9,981 votes to defeat Dele Adesina and Dr Babatunde Ajibade, who are both Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN).

The 2020 elections into national offices of the NBA opened at 11pm on Wednesday, July 29th, with a total of 29,635 accredited voters, and ended at 11pm, on Thursday, July 30th, 2020

A total of 18,256 voters were cast, and the results of the elections were announced by the Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA, Mr Tawo Tawo.

Other elected officers into different offices include John Aikpokpo-Martins as NBA First Vice President with a total of 6,010 votes.

Adeyemi Kazeem emerged NBA second Vice President with 8,794 votes, Mrs Joyce Oduah was elected NBA General Secretary with 8,979 votes, woke Mrs Uchenna Nwadialo answers 7,314 votes to become NBA's Assistant General Secretary.

Akpata expressed profound gratitude to NBA members for electing him the president, and promises the NBA would recorded transformation during his administration.

He is a graduate of Law from the University of Benin, Edo State, and he is the Senior Partner at Templars, a leading commercial law firm.


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