The Nigerian Bar Association Dutse Branch disagrees with the position of National Executive Committee or the As held this evening, in its resolve to withdraw the earlier invitation sent to Mal.Nasir Rufai the Executive Governor of Kaduna State to participate us a Guest Speaker in the forthcoming Annual General Conference or the Association scheduled to take place from 261 – 29. August, 2020, based on frivolous allegations.
The decision is quite unfair as the allegation against the Governor has nothing to do with the NEC or NBA at large. Worse still the Governor has not been given the opportunity to defend himself on the allegations raised against hitn by a group within the Association, before the resolution of this magnitude was reached against him. as the Nigerian Bar Association belongs to all.
The motto of the Association is promoting the Rule of Law, prudence and justice therefore demands that he be given the opportunity to defend himself before taking any decision that affects him.
If complaints are to be judged on their face value and without due process, similar treatment is to be given to Governor of Rivers State Nyensom Wike who has serious allegations of abuse of human rights against him to the extent of demolition residential houses and place of worship without observing due process.
A section of the country cannot continue take us for a ride as we all have fair understanding of the law.
On the strength of this therefore. we call on the National body under President Usorn 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.