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Jonathan's national conference misleading - Tinubu

By The Citizen

Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, has criticised the proposed national conference, describing it as deceptive and ill-timed.

Tinubu, who is a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, on arrival in the country on Saturday after being away for about three months for a knee surgery in the United States, questioned the rationale behind President Goodluck Jonathan proposing the national confab, with the 2015 general elections barely 15 months away.

While addressing his supporters at the Executive Jet Hanger One of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Tinubu said he could not confirm whether or not the APC would take part in the national conference.

He said, 'Why is the conference coming at just about 15 months to the next general election?'

When will it hold? Why so sudden? I see a contradiction and diversion. The timing is wrong. The programme is diversionary because there is no time for it now.

'The national conference is by whom, for whom, and at what stage? How many levels of deception? I see a contradiction. I see diversion. I see deception, lack of honesty and integrity.'