Breaking News

Ex-NBA President, Akpata Sacked From NJC Amid Governorship Bid

Former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Olumide Akpata, has been relieved of his membership in the National Judicial Council (NJC), authoritative sources have confirmed .

The decision was communicated via a letter to the incumbent NBA President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau SAN, signed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and NJC Chairman, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola. He cited Mr. Akpata’s recent involvement in partisan politics as reason for the termination.

PAY ATTENTION:  Police Tell Nigerians "Stealing Is Different From Armed Robbery"

Sources close to Mr. Akpata indicate he was taken aback by the decision and believes it is beyond the powers of the Chief Justice of Nigeria to unilaterally remove a member of the NJC on grounds of political involvement.

His camp argues that this prerogative lies with the individual member. They cited the example of former NJC member and Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, who voluntarily resigned his role in 2015 to pursue his political ambitions .

PAY ATTENTION:  Breaking: Supreme Court intrigue unfolds as retiring justice accuses CJN of abusing her position of authority

While said to be deeply troubled by the turn of events, Mr. Akpata is reluctant to escalate the matter out of immense respect for the Chief Justice. However, should an amicable resolution not be reached internally, legal redress may be sought in the courts.

PAY ATTENTION:  BREAKING: PDP releases timetable for Edo gov election

The move comes on the heels of Mr. Akpata’s open aspiration to contest the upcoming Edo State gubernatorial elections. During his tenure as NBA President he had past run-ins with the Body of Benchers over governance issues. He is also seen as belonging to the reformist faction of the NJC.

Related posts

‘No hiding place for the corrupt’ – EFCC Chairman roars


Oando Takes Delivery of Electric Buses for Lagos Mass Transit


BREAKING: The World’s 100 Richest People 2023 (FULL LIST)


BREAKING: Why I’ve Not Appointed SSG, CoS, PS -Nwifuru


Malawian Couple Goes Viral With Their Photoshoot Poses During Anniversary (See Photos)


How do we remember Aisha Buhari?


How I became homeless – Ex-tennis champion, Tanya Okpala


Mystery as woman found dead at five-star hotel and a man is rushed to the hospital


Kano’s Tussle: Top APC Politician Reveals That Winning Election Is Not Just By Votes