Court Sacks Mahmoud As NBA President
A Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked Abubakar Mahmoud as President of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).
This follows the voiding of the association’s 2015 Constitution, which brought Mahmoud to power.
The court gave the order on Thursday in a suit filed by Supo Ojo, a lawyer, challenging the procedure of amending the said constitution.
Delivering judgement in the suit brought by Ojo against the Incorporated Trustees of NBA, Justice Tsoho held that the amended constitution breached sections 597 and 598 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), especially as it relates to the registration of the amended constitution.
The court order de-legitimizes Mahmound's leadership because he emerged President of the NBA on the voided constitution.
It also implies that all appointments he has made are invalid.
Also, his recommendation of senior lawyers to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for appointment as judges is now invalid.
With the ruling, Bounce News gathered that the General Council of the bar will now have to take over the administration of the association, and that a fresh election may now be conducted under a constitution passed by a resolution of members in 2001.