MURIC condemns NBA’s withdrawal of invitation to El-Rufai

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has described the withdrawal of the invitation to Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference as “parochial, myopic and jejune”.

The group’s director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Friday, said the NBA, as a learned group should know better, adding that it was high-level prejudice.

“The NBA yesterday removed the name of El-Rufai from the list of speakers at its 2020 Virtual Annual General Conference (AGC).

“I describe NBA’s action as parochial, myopic, and jejune. It is a high level of prejudice. NBA as a group of learned literati should know better.

“The fact that NBA took the ill-advised step on account of a petition written by a group, Open Bar Initiative exposes NBA’s impatience, intolerance and self-conceit,” he said.

MURIC, however, called on all lawyers from the North not to allow this to slide, adding that any action of injustice must spark a reaction if tyranny is to be stopped in the world.

He urged the NBA to rescind its decision, adding that injury to one is injury to all.

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