Former Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lokoja Branch, Michael Olorunmola congratulates the NBA Eket Branch on the occasion of its 2023 annual Law Week.
“I heartily felicitate the leadership and entire members of Nigerian Bar Association Eket Branch on the auspicious occasion of their Law Week taking place from 12th-17th November, 2023.
“The theme of the Law Week ‘’Electoral Malfeasance in Nigeria: The Imperative for a Bold, Courageous, and Independent Judiciary” is well chosen considering the current election climate which is laden with various inadequacies.
“As lawyers we must strive to campaign for positive action as a way to safeguard our human right to freely and fairly elect our representatives.
The Judiciary as well as the Bar have special roles to play in closing the gap that many Nigerians face in accessing democracy and justice. We must work together on one of the most pressing issues facing the nation: defending the right to vote and making the votes count!
The challenge for the Judiciary is to interpret, laws, rules and regulations that work to ensure electoral justice. We must also acknowledge the interests that lawyers share in protecting the public and the legal system.
“The NBA Eket Branch Law Week attests to the fact that lawyers and the NBA are on the front lines in advancing the societal needs. We must constantly strive to improve our institutions in service to the rights of all to justice, fairness and equity.
The NBA Eket Branch has consistently demonstrated a high commitment to the mission of promoting, protecting and supporting lawyers and the rule of law.
“Again, accept my congratulations and my best wishes for the success of your 2023 Law Week.”