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El-Rufai, Kaduna Governor, Kicked Out Of Lawyers’ Conference By Nigerian Bar Association

Unic Press UK: Kaduna State governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai will not be among the speakers during the 2020 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), because an invitation to the governor has been cancelled by the NBA’s Executive Committee.

In a tweet Thursday, the NBA said that an invitation to the Kaduna State Governor, H.E. Nasir El-Rufai by the 2020 Annual General Conference Planning Committee has been “withdrawn”.

NBA decision to withdraw its earlier invitation to the Kaduna State governor is not unconnected to public outcry cum lawyers’ revolt against allowing el-Rufai to attend/speak at the general conference.

The NBA must have done a rethink because the governor’s actions/decisions seem to be incontrovertible proof that the Kaduna State administration disregards/violates human rights and free speech.

A petition ‘Help stop Nasir El-Rufai from speaking at NBA AGC!’ by one Usani Odum on www.change.org has more than 4,000 signatories [and still counting].

Usani Odum said:

“The senseless killings in Southern Kaduna must stop!! The political correctness of Governor El-Rufai on national TV is diversionary. It is a reversal to have him speak to lawyers on security, when Governor Zulum of Borno is a better person to do so. We may not be able to do anything to stop the killings, but we can stop the Governor from speaking at the NBA-Annual General Conference to show our disapproval of the manner he has handled the situation!!” 

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