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Muslim lawyers call for united NBA


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The Muslim ‎Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has called on the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) not to be divided over the issue of removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The group, in a statement jointly signed by its President, Prof. F.A .R Adeleke and Secretary, Ismaila Alaasa, said that NBA should ensure the Bar is intact and should not be allowed to be divided a over the transient issue.

The group stressed that NBA should be united in order to strengthen the association, saying: “MULAN solicits for continuous and undivided loyalty among all NBA members across the country.”

The association also stated ‎that the common concern of all discernible persons ought to be attainment of what is best for the country, not unnecessary sentiments displayed by the sympathisers.

“It is our view that all parties involved in this case should come out clean and be fair in their handling and resolution of the issues thrown up.

“The current display of legal gymnastics by the lawyers either for or against the trending questions relating to the CJN has confounded numerous members of the public and they are now worried that the substance of the alleged misdeeds leveled against the suspended CJN are being swept under the carpet.

“From the look of things, it seems that the leaders of the Bar have chosen to look at the issue from‎ the legal point of view only. However, every reasonable member of the association is worried about the moral aspect of the whole scenario, after all we pride ourselves as men of noble profession,” it stated.

MULAN‎ therefore called on all the parties involved to handle the matter with utmost caution and sincerity while upholding the rule of law, integrity of the judiciary and at the same time ensure justice is done irrespective of who is involved.

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