Jonathan Explains How Tambuwal Stalled Implementation Of 2014 Confab Reports

By Adadareporters

Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former president, Tuesday, said he did not implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference because of its proximity to the general elections.

He said time constraints and disagreements in the National Assembly further compounded the support base of his party, PDP.

Jonathan, represented by Senator Pius Ayim, stated this at the launch of a book entitled ‘The National Conversation: Interests and Intrigues That Shaped The 2014 National Conference’. It held at Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja. The book was written by Akpandem James and Sam Akpe, both journalists.

According to the former president, the confab’s recommendations were expected to be submitted for ratification by the National Assembly, adding that the decamping of the then House speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and some principal officers of the lower House stalled the move.

He said if the report had passed through the National Assembly, it would have resulted in some changes in the nation’s constitution.

Adadareporters reports that the confab report was submitted in August 2014, six months before the February 2015 election.

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