The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata has described the formation of a parallel NBA as unfortunate.
Akpata while giving his inaugural speech on Friday called for a united body at a time when the country needs them the most.
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Akpata who is the NBA’s 30th President faulted the move to establish a regional bar.
The drama in the association is coming following the withdrawal of the invitation extended by the Bar to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, some lawyers had alleged discrimination against the governor.
Reacting to the dis-invitation of the Kaduna governor, some lawyers announced that they and others of like minds had formed a ‘New Nigerian Bar Association’ NNBA.