By Innocent Anaba
A former President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, yesterday, said he was not against the Mid-West Bar of the association fielding a presidential candidate in the association’s July election.
He had earlier said, in support of retaining the zoning formula in the association’s national election, it was the turn of the South-West to the exclusion of the Mid-West Bar to produce the next president of the association in the election of the NBA.
Agbakoba, in a statement, clarifying his position, said: “The real issue for me is how we can resolve the Midwest issue so they are adequately accommodated in the NBA zoning arrangements.
”I read some reactions to my letter on zoning. I have been misrepresented when some claim that I am aware that the Midwest is part of the West. It is true that discussions on how to incorporate the Midwest into the West reached advanced stage. But I know that the discussions have not concluded.
”I agree that the Midwest is entitled to present a candidate for President. But I also feel bound to preserve our zoning arrangements. My credentials will show that I have always supported our zoning arrangements”.