The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has said it is working out a petition to take disciplinary action against the embattled Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Adamawa State, Hudu Yunusa-Ari, who is also a lawyer.
The REC, who evaded arrest until May 2, is under investigation for his role in the controversial declaration of Aishatu Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the April 15 supplementary governorship election.
The Chairman, Section of Public Interest and Development (SPIDEL) of NBA, Monday Ubani on Wednesday, said the NBA is planning to take a petition against him as a member of the Bar.
“This is one of the suggestions that were made; that a body like NBA should not allow such a man who brought what I would consider a national disgrace to NBA to go scot-free,” he said.
According to him, there must be a report to the NBA disciplinary committee for it to investigate what he did as the REC who was sent on a national assignment “did not represent the body well enough”.
Ubani noted that there is a need to follow up on the matter to see to the conclusion of the anomalies.
“If he is innocent, let us be told that he is innocent. If he is not innocent, then the next thing that should follow is prosecution. This is because it sends the right signal that we are a nation that wants to protect our integrity,” he said.