The Nigeria Bar Association has formally withdrawn the invitation of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to its 60th Annual General Conference.
Mallam Nasir El-Rufai was scheduled to address lawyers at the conference but his invitation has been officially withdrawn after the professional body received gross condemnation from the public over his invitation.
Many believed that the seemingly controversial Governor has no moral right to address the assembly owing to his antecedents as well his handling of the Southern Kaduna crisis.
The Nigeria Bar Association, via its twitter, confirmed the withdrawal of El Rufai’s invitation.
The tweet reads;
“The National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association at its ongoing meeting resolves that the invitation to the Kaduna State Governor, H.E. Nasir El-Rufai by the 2020 Annual General Conference Planning committee be withdrawn and a decision communicated to the Governor.”
The National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association at its ongoing meeting resolves that the invitation to the Kaduna State Governor, H.E. Nasir El-Rufai by the 2020 Annual General Conference Planning committee be withdrawn and decision communicated to the Governor.
— Nigerian Bar Association (@NigBarAssoc) August 20, 2020
As expected, this latest development has generated a handful of reactions 👇
This is great news. Now the steps leading to the initial invitation should be reviewed!
— Victoria Ojo-Adewuyi (@volayide) August 20, 2020
So if people didn't cry out and sign petitions Nigerian bar association with all the brains organizing the event won't have thought about excluding such a person from the conference!!
We expected better but it's a good thing you've removed him
— @millyevents/ small chops (@mildred_ojm) August 20, 2020
It was indeed a great error, what would El-Rufai, whose family and himself violate human rights anyhow, talk irresponsibly online and offline, have been saying at the conference? It's fine that this great mistake has been corrected. Kudos to the NEC of the MBA.
— OONI OF ABUJA🔴 (@Deji_OoniAbj) August 20, 2020
Power still belongs to the people. One of the most effective forms of protest remain written protests. It took the collective "voices on ink" from the masses of legal practitioners for this resolution to come to fruition. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword.
— Bright Alozie (@bryt_alozy) August 20, 2020
Very good 👍 NBA must listen to Nigerians not all these terrorists in apc govt 👎 elrufai must stop the killing in southern Kaduna before he can speak…
— Grace John❤ (@onyiforlife) August 20, 2020
Thanks guys, y'all did it!!! Applaudise 💪💪💪 A fish shouldn't teach a monkey how to climb a tree.
— FS Yusuf, AMIIM (#TPACT) (@FS_Yusuf_) August 20, 2020
Vox Populi, Vox Dei
A huge thank you to all lawyers who chose principles over Nigerian default penchant for blindly choosing principals
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. " – Alice Walker #OhaNweEze Power belongs to the PEOPLE!
— iSERVE 2050 | #LeadershipMatters Nwanyịbùífé🔥#ABC (@iSERVE2050) August 20, 2020
Great news that made my day… I expect strong conference communique that will upturn such laws as imposition of N5m fine on media houses.
— Adeniyi Osuola Adeleke 🇳🇬 (@AdelekeOsuola) August 20, 2020
It is my humble opinion that .@elrufai is bigger than NBA of today. I see .@elrufai as a tenant in Aso rock villa from 2023 where he will retire in 2039 as Pres. of this country
In the future, NBA will seek .@elrufai presence in their conference but he will be too busy to attend
— Olufemi Adegbulugbe PfMP, PgMP, PMP, P.Geo (@femiadegbulugbe) August 20, 2020