President Buhari congratulates Olumide Akpata, new NBA boss

President Buhari congratulates Olumide Akpata, new NBA boss

- President Buhari sent a congratulatory message to new NBA president Olumide Akpata on Saturday

- Akpata was elected via an online presidential election of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

- The lawyer becomes the first NBA president in 30 years not to be a senior advocate

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his congratulations to Olumide Akpata, the new president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) following his victory at the polls.

The Nigerian leader tweeted his felicitation on his personal Twitter handle on Saturday, August 1.

President Buhari, who described the NBA as "a crucial stakeholder" in Nigeria's democracy, wished Akpata all the best.

Legit.ng 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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The new NBA president, Olumide Akpata, polled 1,002 votes which represented 54.8% of the total votes cast at the election.

President Buhari congratulates Olumide Akpata, new NBA boss

President Buhari said he wishes Akpata success in his new role as the NBA boss.
Source: UGC

Akpata floored two contenders at the poll: Babatunde Ajibade who polled 808 votes and Julius Adesina who claimed 679 votes.

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

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Legit.ng notes that the former NBA boss, Paul Usoro, had issues with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Although Usoro maintains that he is innocent, he was arraigned by the EFCC before a high court judge.

The anti-graft commission alleged that Usoro, in partnership with a sitting state governor, siphoned N1.4 billion.

Despite the allegations, Usoro refused to resign since he had explained his position to the NBA executive.

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“But I am completely innocent. I presented the facts, as I know them, in the address that was adopted by the NEC. As I have said, you can read the address and you can pick up the facts from there.

“I will not resign. I consider that it is the national executive committee of the NBA that has the power to decide whether I should remain or not.

"This matter was presented to the committee. We had a very good and successful meeting and nobody raised the issue in regard to whether I should leave or not,” Usoro told journalists in November 2019.

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