Deborah: Oby Ezekwesili, others withdraw from NBA event in Sokoto


, a former Minister of Education and activist, has withdrawn from the upcoming NBA event in Sokoto State.

Deborah Samuel, a female Christian student who was burned to death for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed, was the catalyst for Ezekwesili’s decision.

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The former minister, who was scheduled to speak via Zoom, urged the NBA to take advantage of the opportunity to consider how important its actions are in a troubled democracy.

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“I have decided to withdraw my Speaking commitment to @NigBarAssoc for its event in Sokoto,” she wrote on Twitter.

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“I was scheduled to speak via Zoom from abroad, but I will no longer do so.”

“The NBA should take advantage of this opportunity to consider how relevant its actions are in a troubled democracy.

“At the @NigBarAssoc conference in Sokoto, this would have been my session:

“I will no longer take part.” Citizens like #DeborahSamuel #EuniceOlawale #BridgetAgbaheme are owed judicial activism by the NBA.

“It’s not past time. Begin right now, @OlumideAkpata. “I appreciate it.”

Also, the former Chairman of National Human Rights Commission and currently the senior legal officer for Africa, Open Society Justice Initiative, , has canceled participation in the forthcoming Sokoto SPIDEL Conference.



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