Like winners of Gold medal at Olympics, Olumide Akpata has spent considerable amount of years, investing his time in understanding the affairs of the NBA. Every member of the Bar can attest to the fact that he has the most recent, useful and relevant experience in the business of the Bar. This is crucial for a better future for the Bar. Beyond holding critical positions which we are all now familiar with, Olu Akpata is central to the recent ideas that are gradually reshaping the Bar. Leading the NBA as President will enable a clear manifestation of these noble initiatives, many of which are yet to receive the blessings of proper implementation. OLU will therefore hit the ground instantly and take off. He will spend no second to learn on the job. Olu is well-built to lead the Bar, physically, mentally, economically and intellectually.


A man who has promised to take 2 years sabbatical just to man the business of running the NBA surely means business. Undoubtedly, this is one promise that is bound to be kept. The reason among others is that he is a Senior Partner in a well-structured Firm where the internal policies naturally will not allow him to function in the Firm and also run the NBA. The Firm understands how critical the position of NBA President is, and is also in full support of donating him for the good of the Bar. Considering these facts and the fact the Firm boasts of too many bright minds, there’s currently no cause for alarm if Olu goes on sabbatical for the sake of the Bar. None of the candidates competing for the prime post can perfectly stand in similar position. We are therefore confident that Olu will have zero distraction in facing the Bar. Olu loves the Bar and with love, comes devotion.


Olumide Akpata is one candidate that is loved by all lawyers in the country. A love he truly earned by his powerful network and amiable personality. His name resonates with lawyers scattered around various works of life and in several sectors and industries. Olu commands the respect of lawyers in litigation including a great number of Senior Advocates who can attest to his brilliance. In-house Solicitors are happy to have a man who respects and cares about their contributions to the legal profession. Olu is a foremost business lawyer whose massive experience is far-reaching. Olu identifies with lawyers in various Government agencies and departments, etc. Olu’s eloquence and articulation can attract great tidings for the NBA. #OluForAll


We are all conversant with Olu’s track record of achievements in the various positions he had held, working for the Bar. His manifesto demonstrates more of what he has done, what he will continue to do and what he intends to do when he assumes office. We’ve seen his road map for addressing lawyers’ welfare, promoting the rule of law, capacity building, uplifting the Bar generally, pure agenda for an all-inclusive Bar, restoring standards, improving earning capacity, expanding the frontiers of legal practice, transformative agenda, etc. Olu is a man of amazing ideas with incredible hunger to implement them. This passion for implementation stands him out always. We are talking about a man whose ideas in the legal business carved new areas of opportunities for thousands of lawyers to follow the lead. It is difficult to discuss Olu’s track record without mentioning his well-known personal achievements in the legal profession. Beyond these, Olu’s selfless concern for the professional development of young lawyers is amazing. For many years prior to his desire to run for the NBA Presidency, Olu has extended his hands of friendship and kindness to many lawyers he had sponsored to relevant training for knowledge acquisition and career advancement.

With the above, it is abundantly clear that every lawyer in Nigeria has reasons to vote Olumide Akpata as NBA President and enjoy absolute peace of mind. It is like when you are traveling, knowing that the driver, pilot or captain is simply fantastic. 

Vote Olumide Akpata and go to bed if you like. The man is fit for the job. But I’ll advise you stay awake to enjoy the journey and tell the tale.

Stephen Azubuike
Author: Stephen Azubuike
Stephen is a lawyer with expertise in Commercial Dispute Resolution and Technology Law practice. He is a Partner at Infusion Lawyers. He has successfully argued cases from the High Courts of various jurisdictions to the Appellate Courts on behalf of financial institutions, other corporate bodies and multinationals. He has advised a number of both established and startup tech companies. He tweets @siazubuike.

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