“IT IS CRITICAL FOR US TO VOTE OUR VALUES AND THAT IS WHY I COMMEND OLUMIDE AKPATA” – FORMER ASSISTANT PUBLICITY SECRETARY ENDORSES AKPATA FOR NBA PRESIDENT
Former Assistant Publicity Secretary of the NBA Young Lawyers Forum National Governing Council, Kelechi Uwanna, has openly endorsed Olumide Akpata for 30th President of the Nigerian Bar Association. In a statement he made this morning, he testified to his firsthand experience of Akpata’s capacity and leadership skill. He also highlighted Akpata’s commitment to the welfare of young lawyers. His full statement is reproduced below:
“In the forthcoming NBA Presidential elections, it is critical for us to vote our values and that is why I commend us all to vote Olumide Akpata.
Olumide Akpata is a man of impeccable character and courage. Given his outstanding leadership experience, he is no doubt by far the most qualified to lead the Bar at this time.
As a young lawyer, member of the Premier Branch and a former exco of the Young Lawyers National Governing Council, I have participated in Bar events and platforms organized and co-organized by Mr Akpata and I can attest to his thoughtful leadership.
Olumide Akpata seeks out new ideas and different perspectives in resolving issues and is always available to listen.
It is common knowledge that Olumide Akpata is approachable, engaged and genuinely committed to the welfare of all lawyers in general and young lawyers in particular.
The forthcoming elections present us with a golden opportunity to positively change the narratives of our dear Association and that is why I urge you to please join me in voting for Olumide Akpata to make the Bar work for all.
Assistant Publicity Secretary ,
Young Lawyers Forum, NBA
(National Governing Council ) 2017 – 2018
2018 Law Week Planning Committee
NBA Lagos Branch”