The electoral committee (ELCOM) of Kano branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has been asked to release the list of eligible voters as the branch prepares to go to polls in Monday.
One of the contestants for the chairmanship post of the branch, Usman Umar Fari, made the request in a letter he addressed to the ELCOM dated 26th June, 2020, in which he demanded that the committee “release and publish the list of eligible voters in the forthcoming election of our association. Our request is in line with the undertaking you made to conduct a free and fair election.”
He said “By the provision of the NBA constitution, only those who have paid their practicing fees and branch subscription as at when due that are eligible to vote. And it is only your committee that is saddled with the responsibility of producing the list.”
He equally requested in the letter that statement of the branch’s bank account be cross-checked to ascertain that members who paid their yearly dues after 31st March, 2020 are not allowed to vote, having not paid “as at when due.
Fari asked for a copy of the branch’s bank account statement and the said list of voters.