Presidency rules out another national conference

The Presidency has dismissed agitations for the convocation of a national conference in the country, stating that there is no cogent reason for it.

It urged the pro-conference agitators to approach the National Assembly with their request for the resolution of the national question.

Presidential Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu advised the crusaders to understand the roles of the parliament in democracy.

Shehu spoke on the achievements of the Buhari administration at an interactive session organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Professional Forum at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

Shehu said: ”What can National Conference do more than a parliament? Anyone who is a democrat in heart, in practice and in their belief, they should believe in the tripartite structure of government.

“We have an elected parliament, which mandate is to be the custodian of the sovereignty of the Nigerian people.

“Look, a lot of these people crying for this secession or national conference, they are unelectable. If you think you are electable, go and contest for a seat, either in the House of Representatives or Senate, and come and table an amendment to the constitution.”

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