NBA Kano: Why Lawyers Should Opt For Ibrahim Garba Waru Esq, By Khalifa Auwal Hashim
POLITICS DIGEST – Anytime someone ask this question, i find new reasons to justify my support for the better candidate.
If you consider my personal opinion about this gentleman as biased because i worked under him for 4 years before i joined the Ministry of Justice, Kano:
What more of hundreds of students he taught at Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies for decades praying tirelessly for his victory?
What more of all the good recommendations he receives from Magistrates, Judges, Court officials and other well wishers?
What more of the lawyers he mentored and host of others who sit and watch as he conducts proceedings in court with vigor and passion?
What more of the society watching the activities of NBA with keen interest hoping that if he is elected as Chairman, he will be a solid foundation upon which the aministration of justice will thrive?
If you think all these group of people are biased, you should question your sense of judgment.
NBA Kano branch needs his wealth of experience, his wisdom and his vision in bringing about the desired change. He has been actively participating in the activities of the branch for over 17 years. He occupied several positions ranging from Membership of Continuous Legal Education Committee from 2006 to 2008, Membership of Bar and Bench Committee from 2008 to 2010, Assistant Secretary from 2010 to 2012, Secretary from 2014 to 2016, Chairman Law Review Committee, Chairman Disciplinary Committee (Panel 5), Secretary Local Organizing Committee, 2018 among others.
His style of practice is unique and unprecedented. In criminal trials, he never accepts a brief no matter how much was offered by the family of the Accused without first satisfying his conscience that he is fighting for a just cause not for his pockets. He demands the Accused to swear with the Holy Qur’an as to his innocence.I heard few lawyers arguing that conscience has no role to play in legal profession, but i challenge them to show me a decision which has not been influenced by conscience.
Part of his mission is to ensure transparency at the branch level, maximize the time spent at monthly meetings by inviting resource persons from various parts of the country to deliver paper presentations on contemporary legal issues, enhance the welfare of young lawyers, strengthen the bond between the bar and the bench, maintain cordial relationship with the head of police to ensure protection of rights of individuals, establish a mini law library at the branch where young and other interested senior lawyers can have access and uplift the vigour of members by organizing sporting competitions.
He’s our choice not because we like his face but because he has deeper vision and better missions.He is fit for the purpose and a senior in all ramifications. Remember we are learned and we fight for honour and glory. I’ll conclude by saying
‘Bakin rijiya ai ba wajen wasan makaho bane’
Khalifa Auwal Hashim Esq is a State Counsel in the Kano State Ministry of Justice