Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Abuja Branch, has released time table and guidelines for by-election to fill the vacant offices of the Chairman and Secretary.
According to a statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Caleb Dajan and Mustapha Abubakar respectively, the election will hold on June 30, 2017
The statement said collection and submission of forms will hold from June 16 to 20 while publication of voters list will be on June 21, 2017.
On June 24, the initial list of candidates will be published just as the final list will be released on June 24.
All interested candidates are expected to submit their curriculum vitae, manifestoes and other campaign materials latest on June 28, 2017 for publication on the website of the Branch.
“All participants at the election including voters and candidates must appear in acceptable lawyers’ dress,” the statement added.
Thenigerialawyer recalls that there is a subsisting order of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Apo, Abuja, in the suit: Ezenwa Anumnu V AB Mahmoud & 1 other, Suit Number: FCT/CV/277/16 – wherein the Court, on the 8th day of March 2017, restrained them from taking further steps pursuant to the ABA NEC, as the matter is currently before the Court.
This Order has been duly served on the parties, but in demonstration of his scant regards for both the rule of law and the extant provisions of the constitution of the Nigerian Bar Association, the 1st vice President is purporting to derive powers from the Defendants who apparently are above the law; and has carried on irrespective of a subsisting court order against the action of the defendants; who, at the Aba NEC, sought to tie the hands of the court of law; an action which every legal practitioner ought to be wary of.