Sowore: NBA reverses self after asking for Buhari’s impeachment

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday called on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari on account of the manner the Department of State Security Service, DSS, went about the re-arrest of the Convener of the Revolution Now, Mr Omoyele Sowore in the court on Friday.

“The DSS is under the direct control of @MBuhari. A responsible @nassnigeria should pass a resolution requesting for the immediate sack of the DSS DG & other agents found culpable. If the President refuses to abide by same, NASS should commence impeachment proceedings. #SoworeInDanger,” NBA tweeted.

The tweet which was not long after it was posted deleted by the body, had however been viewed and re-tweeted by many.

In another post, NBA reversed itself saying the impeachment call was not authorised by the NBA President Paul Usoro (SAN).

It reads: “That publication does not represent the position of the NBA and was not known to, nor mandated by, the NBA President. The Nigerian Bar Association Constitution 2015 (as amended) mandates only the President to speak on behalf of the Association,” the lawyers’ body said in the statement by its National Publicity Secretary Kunle Edun.

NBA added: “We condemned in unmistakable terms the incident and the conduct of the DSS and called for the Department to tender a public apology to the Nigerian people, but we did not, howsoever, personalise the grave issues that arose from the incident.”

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