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NBA threatens to sue President Buhari over constitutional dereliction

The Nigerian Bar Association has threatened  to institute a legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari, should he continue with what it described as “constitutional dereliction” in governance. 

NBA President, A. B. Mahmoud, who gave the warning in his address today at the opening of the association’s two-day National Executive Committee meeting in Kano, accused President Buhari of neglecting to act on the recommendations of the National Judicial Council to appoint thirteen justices of the Court of Appeal since November 2017.

He said several recommendations for appointments to the Bench of the Federal High Court and other Federal courts are still pending many months after these recommendations to the President.

However, the Publicity Secretary of the Kano branch of the NBA, Yusuf Abdulsalami told journalists at the event that the gathering of the leaders of the Bar in Kano is a “quarterly constitutional requirement in the association, and the aim has always been to review the state of affairs in the association, in the judiciary and in the country at large.

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