BREAKING: Barr. Olumide. A. Akpata (SAN) wins Edo State Labour Party Gubernatorial primary election.


The Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party was Born on 7th October, 1972, and hails from Edo State. He  is a certified Nigerian Legal practitioner, having obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law from University of Benin, Edo State in 1992. He attended the Nigerian Law School and was called to bar on 15th December, 1993. He served in the National Youth Service Corps in Kano State.

Akpata began his legal practice in Delta state under the tutelage of Dr. Mudiaga Odje, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, OFR, who was one of the most seasoned litigators of his time. In 1996, Olumide Akpata relocated to Lagos and teamed up with his cousin, Oghogho Akpata, who had just set up the law firm Templars the previous year. Akpata joined in the formation of Templars at the age of 23, and has grown the firm into what it is today, as one of the largest law firms in Nigeria with a workforce of about 100 lawyers, including two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, both of whom practice proficiently in diverse areas of Nigerian law.

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