The immediate-past President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata has confirmed the news currently going around, that he has joined Labour Party in Edo State.
GBETU reported earlier how a circulated photo on Twitter by @mamarolex, showed Olumide Akpata proudly holding the Labour Party’s membership card, signifying his formal association with the party.
The post reads, “See who came to join @NgLabour the formal president of the BAR association of Nigeria, Mr Olumide Akpata! @OlumideAkpata”.
Confirming the development with photos, he said, “Quite a number of people have called/messaged me to confirm the news, currently making the rounds, that I have joined a political party.
“Yes…I joined the Labour Party in March this year and on Sunday I attended my first Ward Meeting at Oredo Ward 6, in Benin-City, where I was formally introduced to members of the Ward and presented with my Party membership card”.
“This was a major step for me and not one that I took lightly…but I simply got tired of complaining about Nigeria every day and bemoaning her fate and I decided to take the plunge and to try to be part of the solution rather than agonising continually over the problem”.
“This, for me, is the start of a very important journey, and it is my prayer that I arrive safely at my destination”, he added.