Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has received a loud ovation amongst the participants at the ongoing annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos.
Mr Obi who was invited as a speaker alongside other presidential candidates was welcomed with a loud ovation on arriving at the venue.
Before his arrival, Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kashim Shettima, the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC, arrived at the venue.
Atiku and Mr Obi participated in the first plenary session of the conference with the topic: ‘Democratic Transitions in 21st Century Nigeria: 2023 & Beyond.’
The 62nd NBA conference with the theme ‘Bold Transitions’ officially kicked off on August 19 and will continue till 26 August, according to the Association.
Earlier in his welcome address, Olumide Apata, the president of the NBA, said the association hopes to stage a world-class conference with an in-depth discourse on critical issues affecting the legal profession and the country in general.
“All around us are instances of transition in the different spheres of our national lives from the NBA where a newly elected President and Executive Committee members are scheduled to take up the reins of power to the national level where activities are on top gear for the 2023 general election that will birth a democratic transition from one democratically elected President to another, for the fifth time in the 4th Republic,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have reacted to the ovation that Mr Obi received from the country’s legal practitioners.
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