The Governor of Kaduna state has taken the official twitter account of the state to react to the withdrawal of the invitation to the Annual General Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association 2020.
This reaction is coming hours after the NBA National Executive Council took the decision to withdraw its invitation to Governor El-Rufai as a speaker at its general meeting following several petitions by lawyers who kicked against the choice of the governor, saying he “represents the very anti-thesis of what we profess to defend”.
The tweet stated as follows:
“Malam Nasir @elrufai accepted the invitation of the NBA to participate in a panel discussion on national identity as part of his commitment to the evolution of a national consensus. NBA platform or not, these worthy conversations must continue.”
The tweet also stated that:
“He will continue to make his voice heard on the things our country needs to do for its progress. The decision about who speaks at its event is clearly the NBA’s, Malam @elrufai did not seek the platform and is not agitated that he has one less speaking engagement”