The outgoing executives of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday described as malicious and spurious, allegation that names of dead legal practitioners were used in rigging the election held on Tuesday to elect new national officers to run its affairs for the next two years.
NBA general secretary, Mr Olumuyiwa Akinboro said that Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN) must be suffering from “post election stress, depression or failure of expectation,” adding, “we are not doing PDP or ACN election. We are not politicians, this is a professional body which requires that all its members must abide by the constitution and laid down procedures.”
Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, Akinboro, said the NBA electoral committee would forward the election result to the National Executive Committee, NEC, adding, “that is where the issues that has been raised by Ngige who is also a member of the NEC, will be tackled, not on the pages of the newspapers.”
However, he said though NEC is billed to meet in three months time, the body decided to address the press on the issue so as to put the records straight.