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I support National Conference but… Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said he was not opposed to a national conference, provided the ultimate objectives are not designed to dismantle Nigeria’s hard won unity.

Speaking in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service monitored in Abuja, the former vice-president noted that though he was not against Nigerians coming together to dialogue on the nation’s challenges, the ground rules of representation at such conference must be clearly defined.

According to Abubakar, if the modalities for representation at such conference were based on ethnicity, religion and regionalism, then he would not throw his weight behind such endeavour.

He said that he would not endorse any effort aimed at dismantling Nigeria’s unity and cohesion under whatever guise.

He advised advocates of sovereign national conference to respect existing structures of democratic representation such as the National Assembly.

-Tribune

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