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Akpata claims Labour Party ticket for Edo Governorship race, vows good governance

Former Nigerian Bar Association president Olumide Akpata sailed to victory in the Labour Party’s primary election, securing the party’s nomination for the upcoming Edo governorship election scheduled for September 21st.

Akpata garnered a convincing 316 votes, leaving his closest contender, Kenneth Imansuangbon, far behind with just seven votes. Professor Sunday Eromosele and Sergius Ogun managed seven and four votes, respectively.

Declaring Akpata the winner, Chief Returning Officer and Abia Deputy Governor Mr. Emechulu Ikecbukwu applauded the party’s commitment to “truth, hard work, and transparency.” He praised the sportsmanship of all aspirants while urging Akpata to unite the party as he prepares for the general election.

In his acceptance speech, Akpata promised a future of responsible leadership if elected governor, emphasising good governance as his core goal. “I see our Edo State in the next four years as a state where good governance will be enthroned,” he declared, sparking enthusiastic cheers from his supporters.


Akpata’s victory positions him as a major contender in the Edo governorship race. His legal background and experience as NBA president have garnered him recognition and respect, while his promises of good governance and transparency resonate with a public yearning for positive change. The coming months will reveal how effectively he can translate his campaign pledges into concrete action and attract broader support to secure the coveted governor’s seat.

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