National Conference Delegates Oppose Withdrawal of Power of Committee Members


Delegates at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja have opposed the decision of their principal officers to withdraw the power of committee members to select their chairmen and deputies. Speaking to reporters before the plenary, Mr Abdulwaheed Omar, the Spokesperson for the aggrieved delegates, said thwarting a decision already agreed by delegates was not acceptable. In his words, “This decision was concluded by delegates at the plenary, only for it to resurface through the Committee of 50, who are only mandated to talk about the voting pattern. “The leadership of the Conference is using the Committee of 50 to come up with something they were not originally mandated to discuss and we are saying this is the beginning of a dangerous pattern.” Omar declared that if the trend was allowed to continue, there might be such developments in the…

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