The NBA has demanded an apology from the Minister for his remark regarding the verdict of the court.


The NBA has demanded an apology from the Minister for his remark regarding the verdict of the court.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has asked the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, to withdraw her comment on the judgement that removed Senator Aishatu Binani as the candidate for Governorship of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa state. The judgement resulted in Senator Aishatu Binani being removed from her position as a candidate for Governorship of the APC in Adamawa state.

It is important to keep in mind that the court, in response to the lawsuit that was filed by one of the candidates, Nuhu Ribadu, declared the governorship primary to be invalid on the grounds that it had been conducted in violation of the Electoral Act 2022 as well as the APC Constitution and Guidelines.

While addressing journalists on the sidelines of the Global Reunion and Annual General Meeting of her alma mater, Federal Government Girls' College, Bida, Tallen had referred to the judgment of the Federal High Court as "a kangaroo judgement" and made additional comments that were considered to be "disrespectful" about it.

In a letter dated November 14 and signed by its President, Yakubu Maikyau, the NBA responded to the Minister's comment by stating that it has no interest in the matter and does not hold a brief for any of the parties involved in the dispute. This response came in the form of a letter.

Maikyau went on to describe Tallen's behavior as uncivilized and completely unbecoming, particularly of the holder of a public office who knows better and enjoys a tremendous amount of influence over political supporters who may interpret such comments as a marching order against the court. Maikyau's description of Tallen's behavior as uncivilized and totally unbecoming was particularly relevant in light of the fact that Tallen is the incumbent of

Additionally, the association insisted that the Minister retract her statements and apologize to the court within seven days of receiving their demand.

It stated in the letter that..

The association does not and will not take kindly the action of any person or group of persons which treats the Court and its processes or proceedings with levity and contempt.

“Your comments were clearly calculated to impugn the integrity of the Court, bring it to disrepute and incite the public against the Judiciary.

The only permissible, lawful, and civil way to express one’s discontent with the decision of a Court is to appeal the decision and not resort to the use of derogatory language in reference to the Court, no matter how unhappy one may be with its decisions.


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