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Confab Delegates Discussing Irrelevant Issues – Itse Sagay
Respected constitutional lwyer, Itse Sagay, says the National Conference is discussing a number of issues that it should not concern itself with.
Sagay believes that the conference should focus on issues of how Nigerians can associate and live peacefully together.
He stressed that about 75 per cent of the 492 delegates at the conference do not know what they are there for.
“The younger ones and some of the old ones do not know what they are there for,” he said.
The lawyer outlined some items he said were irrelevant and contained in the recommendations submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan by the Presidential Advisory committee on National Conference.
“You will hear things like good governance, corruption, cost of governance, deepening democracy, democratisation, political parties, education; about 20 of the items in the list are totally irrelevant.
He insisted that issues that could be discussed outside the conference were not relevant in the conference.
“We can always discuss education, we can meet to trash out corruption, discuss cost of governance,” he said, listing some of the relevant issues that should be discussed to include things that would determine the mode of association between communities in future and how different communities and people should use resources.
The conference, which began in March will dwell on these issues for three months.