The governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike has slammed the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for failing to condemn in strong terms the invasion of the Rivers State Judicial Complex by hoodlums allegedly backed by an opposition political party.
Wike who expressed his displeasure while speaking during the submission of reports by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the violent invasion of the State Judiciary Complex on 11th April, 2018, and the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Violence, Killings and other Related Matters during the 2019 General Elections, said it baffled him that the NBA refused to defend the sanctity of the Court.
According to Wike, “How can people invade the Court and the NBA did not submit a memorandum on the unfortunate incident.”
Wike who added that one of the reasons the country was not moving forward was because people refused to condemn evil, also said the NBA failed to take action to strengthen the Judiciary in the face of the invasion of the Court.
“NBA kept quiet and it is regrettable. If NBA cannot work for the interest of the state, then it is not good”.
“Let me assure you that by the time that the Executive Council is fully constituted , we will make sure that the white paper comes out and government will implement the recommendations,” he added.