ARG welcomes President Jonathan's proposed national conference
Afenifere Renewal Group(ARG) has welcome President Jonathan's Independence Day announcement of a national conference.
According to its publicity secretary, Kunle Famoriyo the group has been asking unwaveringly for a Sovereign National Conference and would cooperate with and support the Advisory Council set up by President Jonathan, where necessary.
He said ARG also believes that the committe's chairman, Senator Femi Okunrounmu, who has spent a significant part of his life in the struggle for democracy and true federalism, will work to produce a guideline that we can all be proud of, provided the government has not dictated a “No Go Area” to the committee.
We however urge President Jonathan to ensure this latest move comes from a pure motive of ending the country's many problems. We recall many conferences had be constituted in the past that never yielded any dividend for the people of Nigeria.
We also urge him not to place any restriction on the committee's term of reference and the proposed conference should have no prohibition clause like Senate President David Mark suggested.
October 1st 2013