Tony Uranta, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference has said 2015 Elections will not hold in Nigeria if the National Conference does not make “substantial conclusions” before then.
Uranta who is a prominent social commentator and is believed to have a close relationship with presidency disclosed this on Thursday, June 12 at event organised by the Gani Adams-led Oodua Peoples Congress to mark the 21st anniversary of the June 12, 1993 election which was won by the late Abiola but later cancelled.
Speaking on the theme of the event, ‘June 12, A Solution Model For 2015 Electoral Challenges’, Uranta said, “I am aware that the theme of today’s lecture revolves around the 2015 elections…but permit me to inform you that there will be no 2015 elections if there is no substantial conclusion of the National Conference.
“If the National Conference continues on the path it seems to have started taking, the path where certain delegates from certain spheres of Nigeria are disregarded, where positions and ideas are laughed and mocked at and waved aside…if we do not succeed in creating a brand new constitution for this country, if we do not bring about a fully holistic and thorough re-engineering of this nation, we shall not see 2015 as one country.”
According to him, it is not a doomsday prophecy, but just being pragmatic.
Reacting to the Boko Haram insurgency, he said it was not only a Northern affair even though it is only manifesting in the northeast at the moment.
He therefore called on Nigerians to unite in their determination to restructure the country, adding that the time is now for Nigerians to start insisting that certain things must be done right and certain things must not be accepted.