Jigawa lawyers support El-Rufai, may boycott conference
By Sunday Aina
The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) in Jigawa state has expressed full support for the Governor of Kadina State, Mallam El Rufai
The lawyers threaten to boycott the NBA National Conference where Rufai is billed to speak.
The group described as “frivolous” the allegations levelled against Governor el-Rufai, accusing the NBA of not giving him the opportunity to defend himself.
The Nigerian Bar Association, Dutse, Jigawa Branch, said it may not participate in the Virtual Annual General Conference of the NBA following the withdrawal of invitation earlier sent to Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el- Rufai.
A statement on Friday issued by Chairman of NBA Dutse, Garba Abubakar and made available to Irohinoodua said lawyers from.the state will stay away from the NBA event.
The group said allegations levelled against Governor el-Rufai as bias
“A section of the country cannot therefore take us for a ride as we all have a fair understanding of the law.
“On the strength of this therefore, we call on the national body under President Paul Usoro (SAN) to reverse the decision with immediate effect else the Nigerian Bar Association Dutse branch will boycott the Virtual Annual General Conference taking place in a few days to come.”
A gale of outcries matched NBA invitation to El Rufai as Guest Speaker at the conference. The bar association bowed to pressure when it dropped the invitation.