More Nigerians have continued to express their support for the convening of a National Conference to discuss critical national issues.
Joining this call is a group of professionals from the South-South and South-East. They are, however, of the view that there should be no general elections until the conclusion of the conference.
Addressing a news conference on Thursday in Lagos, the group faulted the Nigerian Constitution, insisting that the proposed National Conference should be subjected to a referendum which would lead to a new constitution for the country.
The Deputy President of South-East, South-South Professionals, Nuhu Yakubau, said, “The only logical way to go is to subject the outcome of the national discuss to a referendum of the people so that the referendum would decide by ticking on every point. That is the referendum that we should be subjecting the National Dialogue to and not to the National Assembly.”
The Group’s President, Emeka Ugwu-Oju also added, “We are saying that we the people are not going to be stampeded into any deadline that we must have an election in 2015.
“What is the election for? The election is to get the mandate of the people. So the people say let’s fix our house because the mandate we’ve been giving have been leading us into a dead end”, He said.
Source: Radio Biafra.