Edo: Ex-NBA President, Akpata Emerges Labour Party Governorship Candidate


Former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata, on Friday, February 23, 2024 emerged as the Governorship candidate of the Labour Party for the scheduled September 2024 gubernatorial election in Edo State.

Akpata garnered a total of 316 votes to win the keenly contested election that took place at the Bishop Kelly Pastoral Centre, Airport Road, Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Announcing the results of the Governorship primaries, the Returning officer for the LP Primary in Edo State, Mr. Emeta, said that Akpata scored the highest number of votes in the election.

He 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”.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata assured that the people of Edo would witness genuine and people oriented administration in the years to come.

He also paid tribute to the late Governor of Ondo State and former NBA President, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu who was buried on Friday, a day that coincided with his victory at the primary election.

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