BREAKING: Buhari congratulates Akpata on NBA election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his election as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Recall that Akpata was declared as the winner of the election after polling 9,891 votes to defeat Babatunde Ajibade (SAN) with 4,328 votes and Dele Adesina (SAN) got 3,982 votes.

In a post on his verified Twitter page on Saturday, President Buhari also wished Akpata every success in the new position as the NBA President. The Nigerian leader described the NBA as a crucial stakeholder in Nigeria's democracy.

The President also assured the new NBA leadership of the continued cooperation of his administration.

He wrote: "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."

Recall that Akpata had promised to work for every member of the association and society. The 30th NBA President said that history was made as he emerged as the leader of the noble profession.

“I want to thank each and everyone of you who supported me and who was part of this process. I want to salute my entire team who worked tirelessly to make this a reality, sacrificing precious time to deliver our mandate.

“I also want to thank all lawyers for their massive support. The Nigerian Bar Association @NigBarAssoc will work for each and every one of its members and will work for the society too. Indeed, we will make the Bar work for all!”, he tweeted.

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