NBA conference: Why el-Rufai should have been allowed to speak


As lawyers across Nigeria elect a new President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, today, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, there is a key question.By Adesina Wahab

A legal practitioner cum rights activist, Mr Kayode Ajulo, has said it would have been better if Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasir el-Rufai, is allowed to speak at the coming annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, saying it would have provided an opportunity to prod and question the governor at close range and be able to determine his democratic credentials.

Ajulo, who said this in a statement at the weekend, is also billed to speak at the conference.

He will speak on “Executive Orders and Democratic Governance.”

Ajulo, who is the Principal Partner of Kayode Ajulo and Co., noted that such would have provided an opportunity to understand the workings of el-Rufai’s mind, if he had not met some people’s expectations rather than giving him up to the stakes.

“In deference to individual idiosyncrasies and perspectives, I am not in the position to cast a stone on the rightfulness or otherwise of Gov. Nasir el-Rufai’s attendance at the 60th…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper