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Government adjusts confab delegates' list

13 March 2014, 21:24

Abuja - The Federal Government on Thursday announced a minor adjustment to the list of delegates to the National Conference

 Dr Kunle Olajide from Ekiti State is to replace Chief Afe Babalola on the request of the elder statesman .

According to a statement signed by Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation in Abuja, Ibrahim Yaro, the Etsu of Bwari, replaces Ismail Mohammed, Sarki of Karshi on the request of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria.

The statement adds that Millicent Okoronkwo replaces Love Ezema, based on the request by the National Council of Women’s Societies of Nigeria.

“The nomination of Chief Chris Uche and Dr Sagir Maidoya to represent APGA is withdrawn to allow the party to resolve the issue of its nominees.

In the Socio-Political, Cultural and Ethnic Nationality Groups­, Prince Rabiu Oluwa replaces Supo Sonibare while Oba Kehinde Olugbenle replaces Niyi Akintola whose name is retained in the Oyo State delegates list.

“Prof Layi Erinosho is nominated by the Academy of Social Sciences to fill the one slot allocated to the academy.

The Governor`s Forum nominated Alhaji Mohammadu Goni from Borno to fill the slot for the North East Geo-Political Zone.

“The Delta Government submitted the name of Chief Isaac Jemide, while the Edo Government nominated Prof. Eddy Erhagbe to fill the vacant slot in their respective States.”

The statement said that Onikepo Akande had been nominated to represent Oyo state, Chief Sampson Agbaru to represent Rivers and Abubakar Galadima to represent Yobe respectively.

According to the statement, former Presidents and Heads of State, the Leadership of Political Parties and members of the National Assembly have been invited to attend the inauguration.

It also said that Governors, members of the judiciary, members of the Federal Executive Council, members of the Diplomatic Corps, religious leaders and traditional rulers would be in attendance.

The inauguration will hold on Monday, March 17 at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja.

Delegates and guests are expected to be seated by 4p.m.


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