The Nigerian Bar Affiliation, NBA, has stated that the withdrawal of Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s invitation was attributable to the truth that solely three members of its Nationwide Government Committee, NEC, supported the movement to retain him as a speaker at its 60th Annual Common Convention (AGC).
DAILY POST had reported that the Affiliation had withdrawn its invitation to the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, following protests from some legal professionals.
Following the event, the President of the Affiliation, Paul Usoro in an announcement launched on Friday stated of the three individuals who supported the movement two have been Southerners and the opposite was a Christian cleric.
He additionally stated that the NBA will stay an affiliation with no spiritual or ethnic bias.
In line with him, he was among the many minority which spoke in opposition to the withdrawal including that the choice of the Nationwide Government Council of the affiliation can’t be overruled.
“I’ve obtained a number of messages from our members which have attributed ethnic and non secular concerns to the choice.
“That isn’t right and could be very removed from the reality.
“I wish to state that neither the NBA nor NEC belong to any spiritual or ethnic group.
“We’re legal professionals and professionals devoted to the beliefs, promotion and preservation of the Rule of Legislation and we belong to 1 indivisible household of the NBA.
“As I level out in my letter, neither the NBA nor NEC got down to sit in judgment in opposition to Mallam el-Rufai and even from that time, the precept of honest listening to doesn’t apply.
“We’re one united Nigerian Bar Affiliation with no spiritual, ethnic bias or predisposition and we are going to ceaselessly stay so,” he stated.