Presidential candidates in the 2023 elections on Monday attended the Nigerian Bar Association’s annual general conference in Lagos.
Labour Party’s Peter Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar appeared in person at the conference.
The NBA had earlier said two other presidential candidates – Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) – did not confirm their availability for the conference
However, Vice-Presidential candidate of the APC, Kassim Shettima, was present at the conference.
The Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu and that of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo, were also in attendance.
The 2022 NBA Annual General Conference, with the theme “Bold Transitions”, is being held at the Eko Atlantic City until August 26.
The arrivals of the politicians shook the auditorium as their supporters hailed them with rapturous applause and hailings as the development has gotten social media talking.
While delivering his speech, Atiku said, “I am a product of developed powers and I know what the regional governments did with those powers. That’s why I’m advocating for restructuring.
Nigerian renowned novelist, Chimamanda Adichie was also present at the event and was billed to address the participants.