Wednesday, September 16

Norther leaders reject Jonathan's confab report, asks Buhari for fresh conference

The Northern leaders in a meeting held yesterday in Abuja, have rejected the implementation of the 2014 report of National Conference convoked by former President Goodluck Jonathan claiming that it did not address the key issues affecting them.

The prominent leaders instead, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to convene a fresh conference that will address the challenges facing them.

The northern leaders who are mostly former political office holders under the aegis of Northern Reawakening Forum (NRF) and headed by a former member of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Kumalia, said it would be wrong for Buhari to implement the report of the conference called by the former leader.

It is however said that, the chairman of the NRF, Kumalia and other members of the forum, participated actively the 2014 National Conference, whose outcome they are now distancing themselves from.

Specifically, they are calling for a new conference that would focus on how to rebuild the North and cater for those who have been displaced by terrorists, who have been attacking the North East for years.

He said;

“What are the problems in the North East? Has anybody tried to ascertain the problems in the North East? The essence of the national conference is to analyse the extent of damage done to the North East. The working document would be used to rebuild the region. There is no resemblance between the conference we are proposing and the 2014 National Conference. Many things have been destroyed and we need people with experience to discuss how the area will be settled,”

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