The Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja branch, Onyekachi Ubani, has faulted the intention of the Presidency to subject the outcome of the proposed National Conference to the verification and possible adoption by the National Assembly.
In what he described as a ‘master stroke’ by President Goodluck Jonathan who set up a committee with the mandate to establish the ground work for the Conference, Mr Ubani, on Thursday said “if we do that then we don’t know what we have been clamouring for.”
While speaking on Sunrise Daily, Mr Ubani explained that the National Conference is the nation’s ‘golden opportunity’ to re-write the wrongs it has been living with since the colonial era.
“It is very commendable that they have realised that this nation cannot move forward except we sit down as a nation and talk and resolve some of those bottlenecks that have acted as a clog in the will of progress.”
He stated that crucial decisions would be made at the Conference, one of which would be interest in remaining a united entity as well as how the entity should be governed.
An agreement on how the country should be ruled indicates that there may …