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As the Edo 2024 Governorship Election draws near, there has been a significant development in the political landscape, with the former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, officially joining the Labour Party.

In the recently circulated photo on Twitter by @mamarolex, Olumide Akpata can be seen proudly holding the Labour Party’s membership card, signifying his formal association with the party. This move has sparked discussions among the public, as Akpata’s involvement in the political arena has been highly anticipated following his notable tenure as the head of the NBA.

The post reads, “See who came to join @NgLabour the formal president of the BAR association of Nigeria, Mr Olumide Akpata! @OlumideAkpata”.

With Akpata’s entry into the Labour Party, speculations about his potential political aspirations have intensified.

As a highly regarded legal professional with a wealth of experience, his decision to join the political fold has piqued the interest of many, who eagerly await further announcements or declarations regarding his future plans.

Olumide Akpata served as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, where he earned recognition for his remarkable leadership and advocacy for legal reforms. His dedication to promoting justice, transparency, and the rule of law during his time as NBA President has earned him immense respect within the legal community and beyond.

In recent weeks, a number of high-calibre individuals such as Barr. Ken Imasuagbon, Kenneth Asekhome, and Azemhe Azena have joined the Labour Party, showing interest in contesting the guber next year.

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