, Edo APC condemns NBA chairman over remarks on Igbinedion’s election tribunal case


The All Progressives Congress ( APC) , Edo State chapter has expressed dissatisfaction about the remarks made by the chairman of the Benin branch of the Nigerian Bar Association NBA, Nosa Edo – Osagie Esq concerning hon omosede Igbinedion case at the Edo state election petition tribunal.

The Benin branch chairman of the lawyer’s body had during an interview with a television station after a courtesy visit on Hon Omosede Igbinedion who is a member of the branch, said the body will set up a committee of members who will provide necessary support concerning her case at the Edo election petition tribunal sitting in Benin.

Hon Igbinedion, the daughter of the esama of Benin kingdom , contested the house of representatives seat on the platform of the People’s Democratic party PDP and lost to the APC candidate, Hon. Denise Idahosa.

She is presently at the Edo election petition tribunal challenging the victory of the APC candidate who was declared winner of the house of reps seat for Ovia federal constituency .

The state chapter of the APC in a statement signed by the state publicity secretary, Prince Peter Uwadiae Igbinigie. said the remarks credited to the chairman of the NBA Benin Branch Nosa Edo – Osagie Esq is callous, unguarded, uncultured and above all, aimed at undermining the ethos and verve of the legal profession ably represented by the NBA in Nigeria.

According to the party, the legal profession which is considered as one of the oldest and most revered professions is encapsulated with well articulated norms and tradition aimed at engendering civility, nobleness, respect which hitherto earned it the accolade ” the Noble Profession “.

The statement further said
“This most uncivilised display by the chairman of the reverenced lion BAR demonstrably show the extent of his knowledge of the non political, non cultural, non religious standard of relationship and the immense posture of the NBA as a body, hence the wide condemnation his statement received from members of the NBA and the informed general public. “

“The APC, Edo State Chapter hereby solicit immediate interrogation and investigation by the NBA National, of this senseless move by its Benin Branch chairman in order not to undermine the sacred and reverred position accorded the profession by our great party, the APC and the general public. “

“The APC strongly believes that the NBA chairman and his cohorts are on a self travel and self serving mission which does not represent the views of the members of the NBA, whom they claim to represent.”

“While, we wait to hear a more refined and dignified response from the NBA National on this issue, APC, Edo State salute and commend the golden voices of those who fight to ensure that this present EXCO of the lion BAR does not sell the NBA for a pot of porridge. ‘

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