Lawyers, Judges in battle over conflicting judgments

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– The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has described the action by Judges as an embarrassment to the judiciary and the nation

– NBA asked the Chief Judge of Nigeria (CJN) to quickly step into the ugly trend and restore the dignity of the judiciary

NBA President, Austin Aleghe

NBA President, Austin Aleghe

Following several conflicting judgment from Nigerian judges over same matter, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has described the action by Judges as an embarrassment to the judiciary and the nation.

NBA President, Austin Aleghe, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)  declared this yesterday, during the opening of the ongoing 56th Annual General Conference of the NBA, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

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He called on the Chief Judge of Nigeria (CJN) to quickly step into the ugly trend and restore the dignity of the judiciary.

The NBA also backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign.

NBA also accused the Human Rights Commission of deviating from its constitutional duties, calling on government to streamline the activities or functions of government agencies.

On his part, Wike described the theme of the conference as thought-provoking, noting that the choice of Rivers State as host clealy rubbished the ‘fifth columnist report’  that the state was not safe.

He flayed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria Police for contributing to the political crisis in the state.

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He specifically mentioned the recent announcement of the results of March 19, 2016, rerun elections in Tai Local Government Area of the State, by INEC, which was cancelled by commission, describing it as “political robbery.”

Governor Wike also lambasted the Police for the “unfortunate role” they played in the abortion of  the PDP national convention which was supposed to take place at the Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt, last week.

Meanwhile, former deputy national chairman of the PDP Uche Secondus says the party does not trust the revealed that the party does not trust the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free and fair rerun elections in Rivers state.

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