Lawyers Walk Out Of NBA Conference Over Invitation Of Portable As Guest Performer

Some lawyers who are part of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) annual general conference on-going in Abuja, in the early hours of Thursday staged a walk-out when controversial Nigerian singer, Portable was announced as guest performer.

The program tagged ‘Unbarred’ was held at the Velodrome, MKO Abiola Stadium, in which the NBA president, Yakubu Maikyau, gave a brief speech and a DJ entertained the lawyers before the controversial singer appeared on stage.

Angered to see portable, many of the lawyers questioned the choice of the Zazu singer and opted to walk out of the show.

The protesting lawyers were seen walking or driving out of the stadium around 1 am.

Speaking about the occurance, one of the lawyers in a message to newsmen said: “How dare they call Portable to come and play for lawyers at the conference? Can you imagine? Normally, Unbarred doesn’t end till 3am or 4am but we are leaving for our hotels. We are so upset.” “

“They spoilt my day with this Zazu. He couldn’t even wear a shirt” another lawyer said.

Another lawyer said: “I also left but it was largely due to the fact that I was tired. Many of the conferees were unhappy that Portable was invited.”

Other lawyers, however, stayed behind to watch the controversial singer perform.

Videos circulated on social media show a shirtless Portable climbing some of the equipment at the stadium.



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