Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Crisis hits National Conference, adjourns till Monday

By News Express on 27/03/2014

Views: 2,589


The crisis that has afflicted the National Conference worsened yesterday, necessitating its hurried adjournment till next week Monday, March 31. This was due to the inability of the 50 wise men drawn from each geo-political zone set up to midwife possible solution to the knotty issue of voting pattern to submit its report to resolve the problem.

Yesterday morning, chairman of the conference, Justice Idris Kutigi, had to hurriedly call for adjournment of the sitting till 4pm to allow the wise men come up with amicable solution when the issue was about to be raised, and in order to avoid heated argument.

Members of the Consensus Group include: Chief Olu Falae, Dr. Kunle Olajide, General Ike Nwachukwu, Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN, Chief Peter Odili, Edwin K, Clark, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Prof. Jibril Aminu, Prof. Jerry Gana, Alhaji Adamu Waziri and Mallam Tanko Yakassai

Others are, Senator Ibrahim Idah, General A.B. Mamman, A.K. Horsfall, Chief Josephine Anenih, Issa Aremu, Ms. Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau, Hajiya Bola Shagaya, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, Amb. Vincent Okobi, Amb. (Prof.) Lawrence Ekpebu, OFR, Senator Femi Okunrounmu, Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, Hon. Mohammed Umara Kumalia, Prof. Auwalu Yadudu, Prof. Iyorchia Ayu, Obong Victor Attah , Senator Khairat Abdulrazaq Gwadabe, Hon. Ghali Umar Na’Abba, CFR, His Excellency, Adamu Aliero, Atedo Peterside, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, and Prof. Isa B. Mohammed.

Equally part of the group are Kashim Ibrahim Imam, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, H.E. Ken Nnamani, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu, Alhaji Sule Yahya Hamma, Dr. Abubakar Saddique Mohammed, Chief Olusola Akanmode,HRH, Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi, Emir of Gummi, Mr. Ledum Mitee, Mr. Fola Adeola, Senator Mimibariya Amange,Rt. Hon. Anayo Nebe, Raymond Dokpesi, Benjamin Elue, General Alani Akinrenade, Nduka Obaigbena and Justice Mamman Nasir.

At the afternoon session when the wise men were called to come and give their report, two minutes was allotted to each member of the group, but the delegates argued that for them to speak, it would take time and since it was obvious that they have not yet concluded consultation on the voting pattern, it was however resolved that more time be given to the committee to do a thorough job on the matter.

Feelers from the wise men revealed that, the committee believed that the 75 per cent or consensus would be unacceptable, therefore, they are now proposing for 70 per cent.

Although, it has not yet tabled before the conference, but some of the delegates who were privy to the recommendation expressed pessimism, that majority of the delegates would not accept this, insisting that anything short of two third majority would be unacceptable.

When the conference resumed in the afternoon, Justice Kutigi announced that the meeting with the selected delegates would continue since it was necessary to exhaustively discuss the issue.

According to him, “the meeting had made tremendous progress before going on break, which was why it was decided that it should continue for other outstanding issues to be resolved before returning to plenary on Monday.”

In furtherance of the delegates’ protest over the poor quality of food, the delegates yesterday boycotted the food provided, not even going near the dining hall.

The food provided was however eaten by the security, drivers and aides to the delegates and even those who provided the food so that it would not be a waste of resources.

•Adapted from a National Mirror report. Photo shows the conference in session.

Source News Express

Posted 27/03/2014 4:47:01 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Group rejects Onu, Ogbuoji for ministerial positions •Lists...

State of Nigeria’s Democracy: Ekweremadu tasks NBA to...

Bayelsa posts N4b net balance for March as...

Coalition demands repatriation of White Supremacist wanted in...

UBA voted Financial Brand of the Decade

EXCLUSIVE: Burial committee wants National Stadium named after...

Buhari at 76: Why we love this President,...

Strike continues until FG accedes to demands —NLC...

Expect cloudy conditions today with chances of thunderstorms...

CBN’s Monetary Policy Committee meets in Abuja

‘Biafra President’ arrested in failed bid to take...

Lagos Govt. challenges Appeal Court ruling on use...

 

Latest News Bandits’ commanders agree to suspend attacks Over 1,000 cult members renounce membership in Ebonyi •Say we’re now ‘born-again’ NDLEA to recruit 5,000 personnel to boost manpower US awards full scholarships to 30 Nigerian students 4 FAAN security chiefs suspended over Lagos airport security breach Herders-farmers’ clashes: Yoruba youths, Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore mull national security summit PDP closes case at Presidential Election Tribunal, calls 62 witnesses Abolish herdsmen movement from North to South, Ganduje tells FG 5 Kirikiri Prison inmates bag University degrees NAPTIN gets new Director-General I don’t have money, please release my mum, Siasia begs kidnappers Protests: FG warns Shi’ites

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (509,935 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,533 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (373,483 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,740 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,478 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (247,204 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (239,266 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (223,737 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (221,230 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,783 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,363 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,984 views)

 

NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (97) Business & Economy (4,358) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,074) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (635) Features (779) Global Business Monitor (396) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,723) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (342) News (48,839) Opinion (1,291) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,170) Religion (1,051) Sports (2,102) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera