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National Conference adjourned

16 April 2014, 09:51

Abuja - The National Conference for the second time on Tuesday adjourned till Wednesday following the inability of the secretariat to make the committees list available to the delegates.

The Deputy Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, while adjourning the plenary, cited faulty machines used by the secretariat to reproduce the list.

The plenary had adjourned on Monday till  Tuesday over failure to make the list available, while the leadership promised to make it ready.

As at 6 p.m., Akinyemi, who presided over the session, said: "we are going to adjourn till 4p.m. tomorrow; can I have a motion from the floor, please?"

This was followed by a chorus of "no" from the delegates, some of whom had earlier faulted  Monday’s adjournment, citing timing constraints on their three-month assignment.

Akinyemi, thereafter, asked if all the delegates had been given copies of the committee lists to which there was a resounding "no".

He turned to the Secretary, Dr Valerie Azinge, and asked, "Madam, half of the hall said they don’t have the papers” and after conferring with the leadership, Akinyemi apologised.

"Distinguished delegates, I’m sorry, two of the machines we’re using broke down that’s why we can’t distribute the list to everybody.

"So, please if we have not given you, come to the secretariat tomorrow morning, we will repair those machines tonight and make sure the lists are ready,” he said.

Thereafter, the deputy chairman asked for a motion for adjournment.

Senator Mohammed Jibrin (North-West) moved the motion for the adjournment to Wednesday and was seconded by Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele (South-West).

Consequently, the plenary stood adjourned to reconvene on Wednesday by 4 p.m.

 - NAN

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