Buhari Dumps CONFAB Report

Buhari Dumps CONFAB Report

By News Desk | The Trent on July 22, 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari (State House Photo)

President Muhammadu Buhari is all set to dump the report of the 2014 National Conference organised by former President Goodluck Jonathan, according to a Punch report.

According to a top government official in the presidency who spoke anonymously on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 availed that the President was not going to implement the document even though Jonathan had handed it to him during his handover ceremony on Thursday, May 28, 2015, telling him (Buhari) that the report was more important than his handover notes.

It would be recalled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had boycotted the conference even though Jonathan had officially requested that the party leadership presents representatives.

The source further stated that President Buhati would not implement the report because he never had confidence in the conference, adding that the president would instead, implement the recommendations of his Ahmed Joda led transition committee.

He said: “President Buhari never believed in the National Conference. His position is not different from that of his party, the APC, which snubbed the invitation to send representatives to the confab.

“The conference and its report are Jonathan’s babies and you won’t expect this administration to implement the report, especially in this era that all we have been doing is to try and clear the rot left behind by the same administration.

“The President had not even at any time made any reference to the report. It is not on his agenda.”

When approached for comments, the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said: ‘‘The President will do what is in the best interest of Nigerians.’’

Also commenting on the development, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lai Mohammed, said: “Like I said before, we will look at the document and any area that is beneficial to Nigeria and Nigerians will be considered.”



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