The National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA-NEC”) has passed a resolution condeming the actions of a very senior member of the Association, Asiwaju Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN over his recent utterances directed at the President of the NBA, Mr. Olumide Akpata.
It was widely reported last weekend that, in a correspondence addressed to the Secretary of the Body of Benchers and copied to over 100 members of the Body, Mr. Awomolo SAN referred to the President of the NBA, Mr. Olumide Akpata in derogatory terms over an address which the NBA President delivered at the Opening of the New Legal Year ceremony on Monday 8 December 2021.
While deliberating on the issue at the NBA-NEC meeting which is still ongoing at the time of going to press, NEC unanimously condemned the actions and language of the senior lawyer while passing a resounding vote of confidence on the Mr. Olumide Akpata’s leadership of the NBA.
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