Published On: Wed, Sep 18th, 2013

Groups Hail David Mark over Move for National Conference

Senate President David Mark
LAGOS SEPTEMBER 18TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Pro National Conference Organisation, PRONACO and the Nigeria Political Summit Group, NPSG; two bodies which have been advocating political restructuring of Nigeria based on the consensus among the diverse stakeholders and nationalities in the country have commended the latest support for national conference of the peoples of Nigeria by the leadership of the Nigerian senate
Reacting to the surprise nod by the Senate President, David Mark to the perennial call for national conference, the spokesperson of PRONACO, who also doubles as Head of secretariat of the Political Summit Group; Veteran Olawale Okunniyi applauded the latest move of the leadership of the senate to enable the Nigerian peoples and ethnic nationalities hold a frank national dialogue
Okunniyi, the arrow head of the planning team of the political summit recently held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom also praised the senate for heeding the resolutions of the political summit that a conference of the diverse nationalities and peoples of Nigeria would be desirable for ending growing instability and insecurity in the country
He also informed that a proposed modality and roadmap for a profound national consultation and dialogue have been prepared by the Nigeria Consensus Group to enable government kick start the process of convening a constituent assembly in ernest and without hitch, stating further that it will be more beneficial to the country if the proposed political conference can hold before 2015 elections
“The summit group in conjunction with the Nigeria Consensus Group of Project Nigeria is ready to work with the national assembly in bringing about a negotiated political reconciliation and consensus for the country having already carried out enormous research and consultations on the subject of national question and healing for the country
With this very cheering support for a national conference coming from the national assembly, we believe that the final obstacle before the Nigerian presidency has been removed and there will be no more alibi for government not to convene this national family meeting as soon as possible”
The groups however charged President Goodluck Jonathan not to waiver in giving necessary support to the national assembly in setting in motion the machinery for holding the much desired national conference
Okunniyi also hinted that Project Nigeria-(Nigeria Consensus Group) flowing from the resolution of the Uyo summit is already working towards hosting Nigeria Centenary Political Summit, NCPS in the first week of December 2013 to review the state of Nigeria in the last hundred years of its amalgamation in adopting workable mechanisms and roadmap for the unity peace and stability of Nigeria beyond 2015

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