Ongoing Call for signatures in a petition to stop Kaduna State governor from speaking as guest in the forth Coming Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has reached five hundred and still counting, thenewsguru reports.
The petition was designed by one Usani Odum on change.org after a couple of lawyers claim governor Elrufai is a wrong choice following his recent comments on national TV about killings in his state which they termed “diversionary”.
According to Odum “….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!!” Odum wrote.
In a letter addressed to the NBA conference planning committee Chairmam titled “Request to Withdraw the Offer of Platform at the 2020 Annual General Conference of the NBA to Mallam Nasir el-Rufai” a group of lawyers said they are not attending the conference listing ten allegations against el-Rufai and his son, Bello who is currently a legislative Aid to the Kaduna Central lawmaker, Senator Uba Sani.
“El-Rufai had during the run-up to the 2019 general elections threatened that any foreigner who interfered in the election would leave Nigeria in “body bags”. The lawyers wrote.
They added that “his recent comments on national TV about the killings in Southern Kaduna is Diversionary”
Meanwhile reacting to this is the member representing Zangon Kataf/Jaba Federal Constituency Mr Amos Gwamna Magaji who called on governor Elrufai to emulate one of is predicessors Ahmed Makarfi. “Makarfi won the war of insecurity in Kaduna because he had the interest of everyone at heart, he didn’t favour those only from his religion, Makarfi was not arrogant, Elrufai must learn this…..” Magaji said.