Revisit 2014 Confab Report To End Killings, Jonathan Tells Buhari


Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit the 2014 national conference report to end agitations and killings across the country.

Mr. Joanathan said this at a Mega Rally held at the Ox- Bow Lake Pavilion, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and tagged: “Restructuring the Nigerian Federation,” organised by leaders of Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum under the aegis of Mass Alliance for Inclusive Nigeria (MAIN) Front.

He said the report of the conference is the solution to agitations, protests, killings, provocations and clamour for reforms in the country.

The former president, whose address was read by Senator Nimi Barigha Amange, said implementation of the confab report was the only way out for Nigeria.

He said: “Nigerians had to dialogue in order to avoid the opposite action which could bring about destruction to lives and property and the very thing that holds us together as members of the Nigeria federation.

“In convening the national conference, I had my mind trained on establishing a polity that would work for our people and further unite our country. I mean the system that would close the gaps along tribal, ethnic and religious lines.

“Until Nigeria comes up with an acceptable way of running the country, there is every likelihood that our nation would continue to witness agitations and protests from groups and ethnic nationalities that believe rightly or wrongly that they have been handed the short end of the stick.

“The goal of the 500 member conference made up of young and old; diverse people from all walks of life as true representative of different interest group in our country was thoroughly and fully discussed and agreed on every issue that has for long agitated the minds of Nigerians on how best to run the federation.

“This they did to the best of their abilities and to the satisfaction of most stakeholders as decisions were uniquely reached by consensus. Recent agitations, clamour and proffer of solutions have not radically departed from those findings.”

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