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Olumide Akpata beats other SANs to become NBA President

A former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL), Olumide Akpata, has emerged winner of the Nigerian Bar Association’s (NBA) national elections.

Akpata polled 9,891 votes to defeat two senior advocates, Mr Dele Adesina (3982) and Dr Babatunde Ajibade (4328) in the just concluded elections.

The results of the elections were announced by the Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA), Taiwo Taiwo.

“I Taiwo Taiwo , the chairman, electoral committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA), as the electoral officer for the 2020 national officers election hereby declare that Akpata Olumide Anthony, having scored the highest number of votes cast and satisfying the provisions of the constitution of the NBA 2015 as amended, as the winner of the election into the office of President of the NBA,” Taiwo Taiwo, Chairman of the committee, declared.


The 2020 Elections into national offices of the NBA opened at 11.00 p.m. on Wednesday (July 29) with a total of 29,635 accredited voters, and ended at 11.00 p.m. on Thursday (July 30). A total of 18,256 ballots were cast.

Akpata, who emerged as the winner with the most vote is not a member of the inner bar (senior advocate of Nigeria), he was a former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) section on Business Law.

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