President Muhammadu Buhari has extended a congratulatory message to the newly elected Nigerian Bar Association president, Olumide Akpata, on occasion of his victory at the just concluded NBA election.
The President extended his felicitation via his Twitter handle on Saturday, 1st Aug where he tweeted
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“I congratulate Olumide Akpata on his election as the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), a crucial stakeholder in our democracy. I wish him every success in the new position, and assure the new leadership of the continued cooperation of our administration”.
Daily Times had earlier reported Akpata’s emergence as the new NBA president. Mr Akpata, who previously served as the chairman, Nigerian Bar Association section on Business Law, emerged as the 30th president of the bar association by polling 9,891 votes, defeating two Senior Advocates in the process.
With President Buhari’s congratulatory message, there seems to be hope rising for the new Bar Association president of notching a healthy relationship with President Buhari’s Administration.