Nigerian Bar Association, Oron branch wish to disassociate itself and members from the decision of Eastern Bar Forum at its quarterly meeting of 3/2/18 held at Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The branch note that the said adoption was without prior notice to its branch and therefore same was never discussed nor approved at its monthly general meeting of 26/1/18.
The branch observes further that for such an important decision to hold the EBF affiliate branches ought to have been informed prior to the adoption.
The branch emphatically notes that at the so called Screening Committee meeting held at the Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the Chairman, Richard Ekung, Esq displayed rare courage amidst serious shout-down to register the Branch’s position that the exercise was coming rather too early as NBA electioneering activities is yet to begin and that EBF was hasty in its action, hence misdirected itself.
Accordingly, the chairman abstained from the voting and subsequently led ORON branch delegates to stage a walk-out in protest during the plenary.
E. Okwong, Esq.