A Benin Based Legal Practitioner has asked Lawyers Nationwide to boycott Online the 2020 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Annual General Conference (AGC) ,holding at Portharcourt,in protest of the Impunity of the Rivers State Government in the Enforcement of the COVID-19 Regulations in the State
Douglas Ogbankwa Esq.,who is also the Publicity Secretary of the NBA Benin Branch- the Lion Bar has said he will be boycotting the NBA AGC in Portharcourt with his Associates Nation Wide in Protest .
Douglas Ogbankwa Esq stated in a Statement:
“I will not give an Official imprimatur to an Impunity like the callous demolition of a Hotel of a Tax Paying Citizen of Rivers State and other Executive Recklessness , with out recourse to the Judicial Process .I will not be in Port Harcourt neither will I participate online ,I can tell you I have spoken to Colleagues nationwide and they share the same Sentiments “
He also stated that :
“The NBA National should cancel the Conference if we do not have another venue .Our Motto cannot be “To Protect the Rule of Law “,and we will be gathering in a State ,where the Governor who is our Member has a total disregard for the Rule Of Law”
The Statement concluded.