NBA Member Sues PRO For Removing Him From Branch WhatsApp Group

A legal practitioner, Mr Edieke Jumbo has dragged the PRO of his Branch, Mr Uboho Atang to court over his removal from the Branch Whatsapp platform.

Mr. Atang who is the PRO of the Ikot Ekpene Branch of the NBA and the Administrator of the branch Whatsapp chat platform was accused of unilaterally removing Mr. Jumbo from the Whatsapp platform thereby depriving him of his right to association and expression.

In a suit filed at the High Court of Justice, Court 7, Uyo Division which will come up for mention on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Mr Jumbo is claiming the sum of 5M million among other reliefs from his colleague for blatantly infringing on his fundamental rights of religion, expression and association.

Some members of the branch who spoke to newsmen, confirmed that Mr. Jumbo was removed from the branch platform, adding that he was in the habit of introducing political discussion on the branch platform.

Confirming further, another member stated that Mr. Jumbo had at one point on the platform accused the Chairman of the Branch of being incompetent citing his difficulty in accessing the lawyers, a development which resulted in the Chairman mandating the PRO to excuse him from the group.