The final report of the National Conference will be formally presented to President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja next Thursday. This came as delegates unanimously adopted the contentious draft constitution 2014, which was later renamed: “Proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution”.
The document had been the subject of intense power-play and discord between Northern and Southern delegates. However, following a meeting with leaders of the various zones on Wednesday night by the conference leadership led by Justice Idris Kutigi (retd), the northern delegates soft-pedalled on their opposition to the draft.
Thursday’s plenary session, which was the last, came to a peaceful close following a motion which was moved by the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammad Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa and seconded by Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN) for the winding up of the conference.
It would be recalled that the conference was inaugurated by President Jonathan on March 17 and had an initial duration of three months but was graciously extended.
Earlier, the motion for the adoption of the three amended volumes of the report was moved by former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN), who described the assignment as memorable and humbling.
Chairman of the conference, Justice Kutigi, who was also elated, described the adoption of the reports and rounding off of the plenary as “a dream come true”.
He said that the formal report will be presented to the President next Thursday. He thanked leaders of various zones for brokering agreement that led to the unanimous adoption of the reports which had split the conference in the last three days.
The adoption of the final report was an anti-climax to the earlier prediction by some analysts that the conference would end up a failure.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.
Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.
He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.
The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.
He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.
Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.
￼Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.
He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.
The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.
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Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:
“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”
I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama's soul rest eternally. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
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