[JUST IN] NBA GS, Oduah survives removal from office, but remains Suspended

The Nigerian Bar Association, National Executive Council, NBA-NEC has refused to remove the embattled Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Joyce Oduah because the matter is sub-Judice but has ratified the suspension of Madam Joyce Oduah from Office.

In what seemed like an unending deliberation, the President of the bar finally concluded after a motion by Mozia SAN and seconded by Ajibade SAN for the Ratification of Oduah’s suspension and not removal was carried.

While Ikeja Branch Chairman Bathlomew Aguebedo, Dr Ajibade SAN, and Ken Mozia SAN supported the Motion for the Ratification of Suspension of General Secretary and nothing More, The Chairman Suleja Branch countered the motion for suspension because the matter is subjudice.Joyce Oduah Esq. Embattled General Secretary

According to him, in view of the pending action in court, NEC does not have power to ratify the suspension or any further action pending the conclusion of the matter in court.

He stated that any ratification will only amount to prempting the court.

NEC also ratified the appointment of
Uchenna Nwadialo as Acting General Secretary.

Uchenna Nwadialo, Acting General Secretary