The invite sent to Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State by The Nigerian Bar Association have been withdrawn by the Nigerian Bar Association itself.
The NBA confirmed its decision to withdraw the invitation and also stated the reason for withdrawing from inviting El-Rufai as a guest speaker at the NBA conference. It was also alleged that the discontent with the decision of inviting El-Rufai by several members of the Nigerian Bar Association, led to the withdrawal of invitation.
NBA said it took the decision so that the governor can have more time to focus on the killings in Southern part of Kaduna State.
The conference holds from 26th – 29th of August.
Others billed to speak at the session include Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State; Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the 2019 election; Tunde Bakare, a cleric and Chairman, African Advisory Council of the Royal Commonwealth Society; Oby Ezekwesili, an activist and former minister; and Salamatu Suleiman, immediate-past ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security.
Other speakers at the conference include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives; and Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria; Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President; Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President; and Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation.