The Nigerian Bar Association has (NBA) debunked the news that the Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA)Professor Auwalu Yadudu has resigned, stating that the report was not only built on falsehood but constitute an act of forgery.
In a press statement dated 6th August, 2018 the General Secretary of NBA Mr Isiaka Olagunju stated that the rumour is unfounded.
” The attention of the Nigerian Bar Association has been drawn to an online media report by the ‘TheNigeriaLawyer’ on 6th August, 2018, that the Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) Professor Auwalu Yadudu has resigned.
“The official letterhead of the NBA and the Signature of the Chairman of the ECNBA were forged in that publication. The entire content of the publication is false.
“The NBA will ensure that this publication that is perpetrated to disrupt the ongoing electoral process to the extent of forging the NBA official letterhead and signature of the Chairman of ECNBA are investigated.”
The NBA GS further stated that Professor Auwalu Yadudu and the members of the ECNBA are committed towards ensuring a credible, free and fair election, and that all members of the Association should desist from publishing contents and/or taking steps that will disrupt the electoral process but rather cooperate with the ECNBA in ensuring a credible, free and fair election.