The quest by former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President to become the next Edo State Governor under the umbrella of the resurgent Labour Party has received a major boost as former Nigeria’s Minister Oby Ezekwesili and fiery good governance advocate Aisha Yesufu hailed the move.

In a tweet seen by CITY LAWYER, Ezekwesili, who is increasingly viewed as the ‘Conscience of the Nation,’ said that she was “super delighted” about Akpata’s decision to throw his hat into the ring.

Tweeting via her verified Twitter handle, Ezekwesili wrote: “I am super delighted to read this @OlumideAkpata 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾. Thanks for your exemplary step of taking up party membership. We need millions of citizens like you to do the same. We must rebalance the configuration of our politics to achieve Good Governance. Kudos!”✍🏾✍🏾

On her part, Yesufu wrote: “Fantastic News! This politics ehn, all of us go gather do am. We can no longer afford to leave politics to charlatans that continuously degrade our lives. Good governance comes from politics so political participation is critical. We will clean it up.”

Popular Nollywood actress Kate Amaka Henshaw also lauded Akpata for the decision with approving emojis as follows: 🙌🙌🙌🙌👍👍

One Adesuwa Omonuwa tweeted: “Congratulations. I wish you the very best. You excelled as NBA President. I trust you will excel in this as well.”

Clarifying the trending news, Akpata tweeted: “Yes…I joined the @labourparty_ng 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. #Nigeria #Edo #LP #ForwardEver #ChangeIsIndeedPOssible #BeTheChangeYouWantToSee.”

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