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Olumide Akpata emerges NBA President after defeating two SANs

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Olumide Akpata has emerged winner of the Nigerian Bar Association’s (NBA) national elections, after defeating two other contestants who are Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs).

Olumide who is the NBA’s first non-SAN President in years, won the election with a total of 9,891 votes of the total 18,256 ballots cast, while his closest rival, Babatunde Ajibade (SAN) polled 4,328 votes and Dele Adesina (SAN) polled 3,982 votes.

The election commenced at exactly 11 am on Wednesday, July 29, and ended at 11 pm on Thursday, July 30, as it was a virtual voting process where registered members of the association logged into the National Officers Election webpage with their Supreme court numbers and cast their votes.

Akpata maintained the lead with more than 50% of the votes at every quarter-hourly update when the voting commenced, Wednesday, he maintained the lead up to the close of the election at 11pm on Thursday.

About 29,636 eligible voters were registered, and the election committee sent the voting link to the registered members via emails and sms.

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