The attention of the Midwest Bar Forum has been drawn to a press release by some impostors who go by the nondescript nomenclature “Authentic Midwest Bar Forum”. For starters, Prof Nat Inegbedion who parades himself as Chairman of the group had never attended any Midwest Bar Forum meetings , prior to being named the Chairman of the protesting group by his friends.
For the avoidance of doubt, the election of the Midwest Bar Forum was conducted by the known Chairman of the Forum in all available records – Chike Onyemenam SAN and he handed over to Chief G.C Igbokwe SAN ,FCIArb another Senior Advocate of Nigeria. The leadership of all the 14 Branches of the Nigerian Bar Association, the 1st Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Aikpokpo Martins, the Solicitor General of Delta State, representing the Attorney General of Delta State, and former national officers, former and current chairmen and secretaries of the 14 NBA Branches in the Forum were all present in Asaba at the elections.
Chief Chike Onyemenam SAN before handing over to the current Chairman was called upon on many occasions in official functions of the Judiciary at the State and Federal Levels to present speeches in his official capacity as Chairman of the Midwest Forum and so the Midwest Bar Forum led by GC Igbokwe SAN is not just in Government, it is also in power. Records do not lie.There is just one Midwest Bar Forum and the agitators are just a gathering of friends who were not happy with the election of Chike Onyemenam SAN.
The Midwest Bar Forum holds rotated physical meetings all through the 14 Branches of the Midwest which are well attended by the leadership thereto at the local and national levels of the NBA not like the activities of the agitators that only exist on WhatsApp .
Douglas Ogbankwa Esq,. Publicity Secretary,. Midwest Bar Forum.