The former Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the controversies generated over the withdrawal of Invitation of Governor Nasir El-Rufai by the Nigerian Bar Association.
The former Minister noted that the withdrawal of the Kaduna State Governor as one of the speakers at the NBA annual general conference, is now being given religious colouration.
He further stated that the decision by the NBA National Executive Committee, NEC, is resulting in a clash between Christians and Muslims in the country.
Recall that the invitation of El-Rufai was withdrawn following heavy resistance by members of the association.
And the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), had described the NBA’s decision as parochial, myopic and jejune, instructing muslim lawyers not to participate in the event.
Also the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) in Kaduna State had shunned participation in the NBA, Annual General Conference, AGC, in protest against El-Rufai’s withdrawal.
In reaction to this, Fani-Kayode tweeted, “Can someone please explain to me how the withdrawal of an invitation to speak at an event held by an association of learned men and seasoned professionals ends up degenerating into a Christian versus Muslim matter?”
“This is not only shameful but is also a grave indictment on us all.”