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Saturday, 21 September 2013 17:10

SNPA Leaders - Ekwueme, Clark, Gbonigi call for National Conference

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Dr. Ekwueme, Rev. Gbonigi and Chief Clark Dr. Ekwueme, Rev. Gbonigi and Chief Clark photo: vanguard

The leaders of Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly  (SNPA),  former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, former  Federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Reverend Emmanuel Gbonigi  have called on President Jonathan to constitute a body for National Conference.

 

In  a statement signed by Dr. Alex Ekwueme (South East); Chief Edwin Clark ( South South) and Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Gbonigi (South West) , as reported by Vanguard Newspapper  " the SNPA urged President Goodluck Jonathan to before December this year set up a Committee that will work out strategies and modalities for the convocation of a National conference that will give the ethnic nationalities of Nigeria the opportunity to discuss the collective future after what they termed a “forced” marriage of 100 years remains the  most rewarding centenary gift President Jonathan can give to Nigerians. "

 

Leaders of Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly were delightful on the support  for National Conference that came from Senate President, Senator David Mark.

 

"The Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly welcomes the remarks made by the Senate President, Senator David Mark on the urgent need for a national conference while addressing Senators back from vacation friday," as  outlined by  SNPA statement .

The statement continues:

We are indeed elated that the Senate President has aligned with our long held view that a conference of ethnic nationalities is imperative in correcting the enormous discontent in the Nigerian polity. Instructively, the position of the Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly in resolving burning national issues threatening the corporate existence of the nation has been very clear.

 

Our position was again reaffirmed in the communique issued at the end of the 3rd General Conference of the Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly held on the 20th of May 2013 in Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

 

"Since our inaugural conference at Ibom Golf and Resort Le Meridien, Uyo on 12th July, 2012 and the succeeding Conference a Nike Lake Hotel Resort, Enugu on the 29th January, 2013, the SNPA had affirmed its commitment to the convening of a national conference. Our position was again reaffirmed in the communique issued at the end of the 3rd General Conference of the Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly held on the 20th of May 2013 in Eko Hotel and Suits Lagos.

 

"We therefore call on President Goodluck to set up a committee to work out strategies and modalities for the convocation of a national  conference by not later than December 2013 giving the ethnic nationalities of Nigeria the opportunity to discuss their collective future after a "forced" marriage of 100 years the most rewarding centenary gift President Jonathan can give to Nigerian,"  the  statement concluded.

 

 

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