Labour Party Reacts To 5-year Ban On Baze University By Nigerian Law School
THE Labour Party (LP) has reacted to what it described as an attempt to impugn the integrity of its vice presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, Datti Baba Ahmed.
Trojan News Media recalls that the Nigerian Law School had recently banned Baze University in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, from admitting students into its Faculty of Law for allegedly consistently violating its admission quota of 50 students per session as approved by the Council of Legal Education (CLE).
The party said that its VP candidate is currently going through a visual campaign of calumny and vendetta.
The party said that an attempt has been made to get Baba Ahmed arrested over a statement he made on Arise TV personally, which did not work and now there is a move to impugn him on the issue of integrity in reference to BAZE University.
“We need to clear the air accordingly and raise fundamental issues as follows,” the party said, adding that “Datti Baba Ahmed is the proprietor of Baze University.”
In a statement signed by Dr Yunusa Tanko, its National Publicity Secretary, LP maintained that the university is an entity of its own, saying, “We took up this matter because of its political implication.”
LP explained that Baze University was established and received its provisional licence from the National Universities Commission (NUC) on March 7, 2011, and since then has remained an enviable citadel of learning.
“It is important to note that the ban imposed on the Law Faculty of the University does not in any way affect the present admitted undergraduates who will graduate accordingly.
“While we encourage the Council of Legal Education (CLE) to do its job, we do strongly advise that it should not be used for any political vendetta,” the party stated.