NBA President Suspends Kano Branch Election

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Paul Usoro, NBA President, Suspends Kano NBA, Election
NBA president, Paul Usoro halted Kano NBA 2020 election

The president of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, SAN has suspended the “scheduled election for Kano Branch pending the determination of the appeals that arose out of the suspension of some members of the branch by the branch’s electoral committee (ELCOM).

Mr. Usoro, in a letter dated 9th June, 2020 signed by NBA’s general-secretary, Jonathan Gunu Taidi, and addressed to the chairman of Kano 2020 ELCOM chairman, said because the association’s president has constituted appeal panels “to handle appeals arising from decisions of various election committees by the Branches of the NBA”, the scheduled election into all executive positions of the branch has been suspended until all appeals have been heard and determined.

NBA President, Suspends Kano NBA, Election
The letter asked Kano ELCOM chairman to suspend the scheduled election for 2020

The letter mentioned that appeals by Aminu Gadanya Sani and Usman Umar Fari are pending before the northern zone of the appeal panel, insinuating that elections cannot proceed until the appeals have been resolved.

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