‘WHY WE ARE PROBING NBA ELECTIONS,’ BY BOSAN
* GADZAMA LEADS PROBE PANEL
* BOSAN THANKS ADESINA FOR NOT HEADING TO COURT
The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) has given reasons why it has set up a five-member committee to review past Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Elections, saying it needed “detailed facts” to decide on the quality of the elections and the way forward.
In a communiqué on its September 5, 2020 virtual meeting made available to CITY LAWYER, the influential body of senior lawyers said that it “is determined to achieve the installation of a flawless electoral system for the NBA,” even as it stated that there is a “need not to take a decision on the said elections without the benefit of detailed facts based on proper investigation and the experience with previous elections.” The committee is to audit the NBA 2018 and 2020 Elections “in partnership with the Nigerian Bar Association.”
Members of the probe panel are former NBA presidential candidate, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN (Chairman); Mr. Osaro Eghobamien SAN; Chief Yomi Aliyu SAN; Prof. Offornze Amucheazi SAN and Mr. Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN.
Meanwhile, BOSAN has directed its committee on review of the proposed Legal Profession Regulatory Bill “to liaise with the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Body of Benchers to harmonize all views and suggestions on the subject, in order to present a unified draft to the National Assembly, through the Nigerian Bar Association.”
CITY LAWYER had reported that the meeting was poised to take a decisive step on the draft bill especially due to controversies trailing planned amendment of the Legal Practitioners Bill.
Below is the full text of the communiqué”:
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