We stand by El-Rufai and may boycott conference – NBA Jigawa

The Nigerian Bar Association, Dutse, Jigawa Branch, has threatened not to boycott the Virtual Annual General Conference of the NBA following the withdrawal of invitation earlier sent to Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.

This was made known in a statement on Friday by Chairman of NBA Dutse, Garba Abubakar.

The group described the allegations levelled against the Governor as “frivolous”, accusing the NBA of being one-sided in their judgement.

“A section of the country cannot therefore take us for a ride as we all have a fair understanding of the law.

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“On the strength of this therefore, we call on the national body under President Paul Usoro (SAN) to reverse the decision with immediate effect else the Nigerian Bar Association Dutse branch will boycott the Virtual Annual General Conference taking place in a few days to come.”

Several Nigerian lawyers had in the past days registered their discontent over the decision of the leadership of the NBA to include Governor el-Rufai as a guest speaker in the conference.

In response to the outcry, the Nigerian Bar Association on Thursday withdrew its invitation to el-Rufai to speak at the association’s annual general conference.

In the reaction of the governor, he described the move as bias.


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