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Former NBA President Joins Edo Governorship Race Under Labour Party

Former NBA President Joins Edo Governorship Race Under Labour Party 

By Adeke Chukwuka

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, announced his candidacy for the Edo 2024 governorship election on Thursday. He declared his intention to join the Labour Party, citing the party’s people-oriented focus as the reason for his aspiration.

Olumide Akpata expressed his intention to run for the Edo 2024 governorship election, emphasizing his motivation to prioritize the people’s interests. He believes the people have been neglected in governance and politics and aims to change this narrative.

Akpata sees the Labour Party as the only people-oriented party and wants to lead Edo State to prioritize its citizens’ well-being.

Akpata pledged to elevate the Labour Party if chosen as its candidate in the primary elections. The party’s state chairman, Kelly Ogbaloi, confirmed the endorsement of his candidacy by the Working Committee.

He vowed to ensure fairness for all party aspirants. The governorship election, as per INEC’s timetable, is set for September 21, 2024, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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