By Innocent ANABA
The Nigerian Bar Association,Â NBA, yesterday backed Information and Communication Minister, Prof. Dora Akunyili that ailing President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua should transmit a letter to the National Assembly to enable VP JonathanÂ act in an acting capacity.
NBA president, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, in a statement in Lagos, said,Â â€œWe received with great relief the report on the courageous memo submitted to the Federal Executive Council by Prof. Akunyili, The Minister of Information and Communication. The NBA supports without equivocation her position, which rests on all fours with its persistent agitation that law must rule in this country.
â€œWe are convinced that a patriotic treatment of this Memo will go a long way in resolving this contrived constitutional crisis. The NBA calls on other members of the cabinet to tread this path of honour to save the country from imminent but avoidable conflagrationâ€, he added.