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NBA-NEC Unanimously Votes To Remove SPIDEL Leaders

The National Executive Council of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA-NEC) has unanimously voted to remove the leadership of the Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL).

A caretaker committee has been appointed and tasked with withdrawing all court cases filed by the ousted SPIDEL executives.

This decision was made during the recent NEC quarterly meeting held in Jos. A motion was moved by the NBA Gwagwalada Branch Chairman, Emmanuel Ogunjide, and seconded by a co-opted member from the Maiduguri Branch calling for the president to preside over NEC meetings and ratifying all actions taken regarding SPIDEL.

The motion also called for an investigation into SPIDEL’s leadership and their suspension.

This was reinforced by other NEC members underscoring the need to uphold the recommendations.

The August body appointed a caretaker committee to take over the running of the affairs of the section.

The new caretaker committee includes,

Ben Oji

Funke Aderemi of Ilorin Branch

Yakubu Philemon SAN of Abuja Branch

Eva Amadi of Port Harcourt Branch

NEC further mandated the Newly appointed Caretaker Committee to withdraw all Court cases filed by Aikpokpo-Martins led Executives.

The NBA NEC further frowned at a letter written by the some members of the General Council of the Bar to the Attorney-General of the Federation seeking to be treated as independent of the Nigerian Bar Association. The letter was also signed by John Aikpokpo-Martins.

The NBA NEC further proscribed The forum of body of vice chairmen and any other forum or Body unknown to the NBA constitution.

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