Lawyers Should Boycott the NBA 2020 AGC in Portharcourt, if NBA Does not Change the Venue in Protest of Gov. Wike’s Impunity – Douglas Ogbankwa, Esq.
A Benin Based Legal Practitioner has asked Lawyers Nationwide to boycott the 2020 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Annual General Conference (AGC), holding at Port Harcourt, in protest of the Impunity of the Rivers State Government in the Enforcement of the COVID-19 Regulations in the State.
Douglas Ogbankwa, Esq., who is also the Publicity Secretary of the NBA Benin Branch- the Lion Bar has said he will be boycotting the NBA AGC in Port Harcourt with his Associates Nation Wide in Protest.
Douglas Ogbankwa, Esq. stated in a Statement:
“I will not give an Official imprimatur to an Impunity like the callous demolition of a Hotel of a Tax Paying Citizen of Rivers State and other Executive Recklessness, with out recourse to the Judicial Process. I will not be in Port Harcourt neither will I participate online, I can tell you I have spoken to Colleagues nationwide and they share the same Sentiments”
He also stated that:
“The NBA National should cancel the Conference if we do not have another venue. Our Motto cannot be “To Protect the Rule of Law”, and we will be gathering in a State, where the Governor who is our Member has a total disregard for the Rule Of Law”
The Statement concluded.