- The minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, George Akume, has explained why the 2014 confab was dumped
- Akume said there was lopsidedness in the appointments of the delegates of the confab
- The ex-senator said the delegates from the south were more in number than those from the north
George Akume, the minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, revealed why the 2014 national conference (Confab) organised by former president Goodluck Jonathan was dumped.
Vanguard reports that the minister cited the lopsided appointments into the confab by the ex-president as one of the probable reasons the report was not revisited.
Legit.ng gathered that Akume observed that the appointments into the conference were such that delegates from the south were more in number than those from the north which he said was not proper.
The minister who made the disclosure at the presidential stakeholders meeting held in Makurdi was responding to calls by Benue stakeholders and Governor Samuel Ortom that the conference report should be revisited or a sovereign national conference be convened to discuss the various challenges facing the country.
“When you talk of a sovereign national conference in a situation where you have a democratically elected National Assembly you may run into problems, who is going to take charge. These things have been tried in the past and they failed."
Speaking on the EnSARS protests, he said the protest which started peacefully was, however, hijacked by hoodlums who visited mayhem on various states of the federation.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that an elder statesman and chieftain of the apex Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo faulted the presidency’s response to the call for restructuring.
It was reported that he said President Buhari’s refusal to heed the call for restructuring confirmed the views of some Nigerians who have accused him of promoting the northern agenda for Nigeria.
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