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NBA Withdraws Conference Invitation To Governor El-Rufai After Thousands Of Petitions By Nigerians

NBA has withdrawn its invitation to Governor El-Rufai, following protests from some lawyers.

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has withdrawn its invitation to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai as one of its speakers for the 2020 Annual General Conference.

NBA Withdraws Conference Invitation To Governor El-Rufai After Thousands Of Petitions By Nigerians 1

The NBA disclosed this in a tweet on its official handle on Thursday and said the decision has been 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to the Kaduna State Governor, H.E. Nasir El-Rufai by the 2020 Annual General Conference Planning committee be withdrawn and [the] decision communicated to the Governor,” the NBA said.

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KanyiDaily recalls that prior to El-Rufai’s withdrawal, thousands of Nigerians had signed a petition seeking to stop the Kaduna Governor from attending the Conference which is set to begin on 26 – August 29, 2020.

Some lawyers have also called on the leadership of the bar to remove El-Rufai from the list of speakers, else they will not be attending the NBA conference.

The call to remove Governor el-Rufai from the list of speakers upcoming NBA conference is due to the manner the governor had been handling the crisis in southern Kaduna.

The petition comes barely 48 hours after Governor El-Rufai alleged that Southern Kaduna leaders were lying about the situation of things in region, adding that he would ensure they were arrested and duly prosecuted for prolonging the crisis.

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