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There Shouldn't Be 'no Go Area' - South-south Assembly Tells Jonathan by DaLover(m): 9:26am On Oct 08, 2013
Written by Tunde Oyesina -Abuja
Monday, October 7, 2013





Ahead of the proposed National Conference, the South-South People's Assembly, over the weekend, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to create a completely unfettered atmosphere where there will be no restrictions or no go areas for Nigerians to dialogue.


The Assembly, in a statement issued in Abuja and jointly signed by its National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark and the National Chairman, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd), a copy of which was made available to the Nigerian Tribune, said it welcomed the constitution of a Presidential Advisory Team on the desirability of a National Conference by the president, adding that the gesture did not only come as a desired relief but a fundamental and critical step to correcting the ills of our union as Nigeria.


"The South-South geopolitical zone welcomes wholeheartedly this opportunity to define the terms of engagement with others in the union. We are not in a hurry to forget the traumatising gang-up against us in the 2005 National Political Reform Conference. Neither are we amused by efforts to make Nigeria ungovernable through constant overheating of the polity by narrow minded and unpatriotic Nigerians since 2011 when President Jonathan was elected.


"Much as we know that a number of people in this country are persuaded by their overt dependence on the resources (oil and gas) found in the heart of Niger Delta, such overdependence without due cognisance to equity, fairness and justice would be antithetic to the fundamental essence of true federalism.


"When people cohabit and federate on the principles of mutual respect, such union would be strengthened and enduring. It is based on the foregoing that we wish to express our endorsement for the national conference and the preparedness to participate in the ensuing dialogue.


"We, therefore, wish to appeal to President Jonathan to create a completely unfettered atmosphere where there are no restrictions or no go areas for Nigerians to dialogue. We equally appeal to all Nigerians to actively participate and cooperate with Mr President to give the project a resounding success. This will justify the many years of our agitation for national rebirth," the statement said.

http://odili.net/news/source/2013/oct/7/608.html
Re: There Shouldn't Be 'no Go Area' - South-south Assembly Tells Jonathan by DaLover(m): 9:28am On Oct 08, 2013
Ohaneze and Afenifere have said that there should b equal representation,
now SS says there should be no "no go areas"

This is shaping up to be very interesting
Re: There Shouldn't Be 'no Go Area' - South-south Assembly Tells Jonathan by badmeat(m): 10:20am On Oct 08, 2013
Gbam,we must talk about every thing that is to t talk about

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