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El-Rufai lacks moral rights to address lawyers – Falana writes NBA

Posted by on August 21, 2020 0


Femi Falana, popular activist lawyer, has said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State lacks the moral right to speak at the 60th Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, conference.

Falana said El-Rufai has a penchant of disobeying court orders right from when he was a Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

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He explained that El-Rufai’s action was inconsistent with the rules of NBA.

The activist lawyer stated this in a letter to the NBA’s Technical Committee, conference planning committee.

Galena’s letter reads partly: “You will agree with us that Mallam El-Rufai’s penchant for disobeying court orders is inconsistent with the aims and objects of the Nigerian Bar Association which includes promotion of rule of law.”

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El-Rufai was billed to be one of the speakers at the NBA Conference scheduled for August 26 – 29, 2020.

However, his inclusion led to outrage and backlash, even on social media.

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Nigerians and lawyers cited his comments on Southern Kaduna killings, alleged disdain for court orders, among others.

Following the condemnation from Nigerians, NBA had bowed to pressure and withdrew El-Rufai’s invitation.

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