By: Douglas Ogbankwa, Esq.
In the cozy confines of Edo Hotel Marquette, GRA, Benin City, the creme de la creme of the Legal Community in Edo State and their guests, gathered to observe a yearly ritual, to wit: The NBA Benin 2021 Annual Law Dinner and Awards Night.
As we were savouring our sumptuous meals and sipping exotic drinks a pep to the blogosphere revealed that two Members of the Lion Bar has strayed away from the Pride of Lions: A former chairman and a serving Exco Member had left their Branch Dinner and choose to attend the NBA Lagos Branch Dinner. Reason: They want to occupy national offices.
My Late father told me an Igbo Proverb: It is from the smell of mess, you know the taste of shit.
The actions of the two former and serving official of the the Benin Branch of the NBA who attended the NBA Lagos Dinner, while the NBA Benin Dinner was on going, is like an Official of the Federal Government attending the Independence Day of another Country, while the Nigerian Independence celebration is on going. It is like attending the baby dedication of a friend instead of attending your own baby’s dedication.
It is actually over-ambition and desperation taken too far and it tells of the character of the persons involved, persons who can do any thing to get to office.
This is not Bar we met and we will ensure that there are consequences for these actions. Some Members of Lagos Branch didn’t even attend their Dinner for one reason or the other and you that is not a member of Lagos Branch did not just attend the Lagos Dinner, while the Benin Dinner was on going, you even had the impetus to celebrate your absence from your Branch Dinner on the Internet.
You can not be more Catholic, than the Pope