Why Obasanjo shunned NBA Conference


 

The reason former President Olusegun Obasanjo shunned the 60th Virtual Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has been revealed.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that a group, the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria, MULAN, had asked the NBA to remove Obasanjo and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State from the list of speakers at the event in protest of the removal of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai as speaker.

The group, in a petition, said they opposed to Obasanjo and Wike speaking at the conference because they have allegedly committed the same offence El-Rufai was accused off.

Confirming his principal’s absence from the conference, Kehinde Akinyemi said that the former Nigerian leader did not attend or speak at the conference. He, however, refused to reveal why Obasanjo boycotted the event.

“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was obviously not at the conference but I don’t know why he did not attend the event,” Akinyemi said.

However, it was learned that Obasanjo was advised by the organisers not to attend the event due to the controversy that his inclusion generated.

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Posted Aug 29th, 2020

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