The Nigerian Bar Association has withdrawn its invitation to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, As NBA Conference Speaker 2020 following protests from some lawyers.
Recall that The Fidelinfo earlier reported that some group of lawyers has petitioned the Association leadership over inviting The kaduna state Gorvenor as it’s speaker over the systemic Killing currently happening in southern Kaduna.
The NBA said this in a tweet on Thursday.
The tweet read, “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to the Kaduna State Governor, H.E. Nasir El-Rufai by the 2020 Annual General Conference Planning committee be withdrawn and decision communicated to the Governor.”
A petition to stop the governor from attending the Annual General Conference which was started by a lawyer, Usani Odum, had garnered over 3, 150 signatures on Change.Org as of 4 pm on Thursday.
In a separate letter titled, ‘Request to Withdraw the Offer of Platform at the 2020 Annual General Conference of the NBA to Mallam Nasir el-Rufai’ addressed to the Chairman, Technical Committee on Conference Planning, NBA, Prof Koyinsola Ajayi, some lawyers said the governor must not be allowed to speak at the conference.