A founding member of the Eastern Bar Forum, EBF, Mr Akpan Abortion, has written a letter to the NBA President, AB Mahmoud SAN, informing him of the activities of the forum which he sees as undermining the office Mr Mahmoud currently occupies.
In the letter made available to BarristerNG.com, Mr Abotti informed the NBA President that the sole aim of EBF convening in Port Harcourt this week is to adopt Mr Arthur Obi-Okafor SAN as the sole presidential aspirant even when the ban on the Association’s election has not been lifted.
Below is excerpt from the letter
I write as a founding member of Eastern Bar Forum and one time Chairman of NBA Ikot Ekpene branch.
I recall the warning of Mr President at the NEC meeting held in Uyo whereby the leadership of the Eastern Forum was advised to thread softly till when political activities for the election into positions in our association is lifted.
I am constrained to inform Mr President that not minding this warning that the leadership of Eastern Bar Forum has decided to convene a meeting of the Council for Thursady 1st February,2018 preparatory for adoption of Chief Arthur Obi Okafor (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) as their candidate for the presidency of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) on Saturday February 3,2018 in Portharcourt.I know there is no vacancy in the office of the President.
I am not in support of the authority of the President being undermined and as such a lot of responsible members are not attending the meeting .Even if they do,will not take part in the planned adoption.
Below is the full Letter