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Northern leaders reject Jonathan's national confab

16 September 2015, 14:36

Abuja - Former political office holders from the north have kicked against the implementation of the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference convened by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Punch reports.

In its place, the northern leaders are asking President Muhammadu Buhari to convene a fresh conference that would take into cognisance the challenges facing them and proffer solutions to 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.

Also read: Buhari may dump confab report

The group, which met in Abuja, Tuesday, issued a strong view on the last conference, and asked for the dumping of the report in the interest of Nigeria.

The NRF summit was declared open by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and in attendance was the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, who presented a paper entitled: “Development of a Marshal Plan for Northern Nigeria: Specific Agenda for Northern Governors.”

Also at the summit were the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar; Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom; and Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu.

Read more at Punch

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