Presidential Poll: We’ll not allow any convict to contest, NBA vows


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…..says it’ll go to court once it gets evidence against any candidate

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA– The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Tuesday, said it will deploy the instrumentality of the law to ensure that no ex-convict is allowed to contest the forthcoming presidential election.

NBA, which is the umbrella body of legal practitioners in the country, noted that though some of the leading candidates in the impending presidential election have been accused of complicity in drug trafficking and corruption, it said such allegations have not been supported with any evidence of conviction.

Speaking at the state of the nation press conference it held in Abuja, the legal  body, through its President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau, SAN, said: “As far as we are concerned, they remain allegations that have not been proven against the threshold set by the law.

“The alleged involvement in drugs and corruption are mere allegations that have not been proved.

“If anyone has…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper