A petition has been signed by about 500 people, demanding that the Governor of Kaduna State be barred from speaking at the forthcoming Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association.
This is coming after some top lawyers called for Mallam Nasir El-Rufai’s name to be removed from the list of guest speakers, as they consider him a failure especially in his handling of the multiple killings in southern Kaduna.
Just few hours after the petition was launched by Usani Odum, it has already garnered about 500 signatures.
The summary of the petition read, “The senseless killings in southern Kaduna must stop. The political correctness of Governor El-Rufai on national TV is diversionary. It is a reversal to have him speak to lawyers on security, when Governor (Babagana) Zulum of Borno a better person can do so.”
“We may not be able to do anything to stop the killings, but we can stop the governor from speaking at the NBA-AGC to show our disapproval of the manner he has handled the situation!!”
Several lawyers have openly said they would boycott the national conference should El-Rufai be allowed to speak at the event.
Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is ranked very low by several human rights groups for his intolerance for the opposition.