Erstwhile Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, George Akume, has revealed why the report of the 2014 national conference was not adopted by the President Muhammadu Buhari government.
According to Akume, the confab organised by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was dumped because of the lopsided appointments into the confab by the ex-president.
He stated that the appointments into the conference were such that delegates from the south were more in number than those from the north which was not proper.
Akume 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 be revisited or a sovereign national conference be convened to discuss the various challenges facing the country.
He said: “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.”
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