Ex NBA President, Olumide Akpata Emerges Edo State Labour Party Gov Candidate

Mr. Olumide Akpata, a former National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has won the primary election of the Labour Party (LP) to emerge its governorship candidate for the forthcoming September 2024 Edo State governorship election.

Mr. Akpata garnered 316 votes to win the election in Benin City on Friday

The Deputy governor of Abia State, Mr. Ikechukwu Emetu, who served as the returning officer for the primary election declared Akpata the winner of the election.

Declaring Mr. Akpata winner, the returning officer said,  “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.”

Akpata after his victory paid glowing tribute to his predecessor as NBA Chairman, the immediate past of Ondo State, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu who was buried earlier in the day.

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