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Buhari Says NBA, ‘Crucial Stakeholder’ In Nigeria’s Democracy, Congratulates Akpata



Olumide Akpata

By Daniel Dafe

President Muhammadu Buhari has  congratulated Olumide Akpata, the new president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) following his victory at the just concluded election.

The Nigerian leader tweeted his felicitation on his personal Twitter handle on Saturday, August 1, where he noted that the NBA is “a crucial stakeholder” in Nigeria’s democracy.

While wishing Akpata success in his new position, he assured him of his administration’s support. had reported earlier that after a recent online presidential election, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) selected a new leader who is not from the rank of senior advocates..

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Akpata floored two contenders at the poll: Babatunde Ajibade and Julius Adesina.

According to reports, Akpata is the first president of the association to emerge from the outer bar in 30 years.

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