Dr. Alex Ekweme
Former vice president, Dr. Alex Ekweme, former Information Minister, Chief Edwin Clark and the leader of Yoruba Unity Forum, Bishop Emmanuel Gbonigi will today headline the Southern Nigerians People Assembly at Eko Hotel, Lagos.
According to a statement made available by Senator Anthony Adefuye on behalf of the conveners, the highlights of the conference discussions would revolve around the state of the nation with special focus on constitution review, amnesty for the Boko Haram sect, national insecurity and the way out.
Others issues to also be discussed are: corruption and the national development, the national centenary dialogue and re negotiation on the basis for the national unity, as well as the emergency preparation for the prompt arrest of the anticipated flood disaster in 2013 by the relevant sectors of the economy among others.
The conference, the third in the series, was first held in Ibom Hotels & Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State last year from July 11 to 13 and was followed by another held in Enugu State, last January under the distinguished chairmanship of the former nation’s vice president, Ekwueme while elder statesmen, Chief Edwin Clark led the South- South Delegation and Rt. Revd Emmanuel Bolanle Gbonigi led the South-west Delegation.
Today’s edition of the Southern Nigerian Elders and Leaders Conference is geared to forming a common front to present a credible constitutional review for the nation, which will stand the test of time.
The conference, the first ever in the south-west, will attract seasoned administrators and astute scholars of note, to brainstorm and formidably agree on such an enduring constitution that will return Nigeria to her lost glory. A communiqué is expected to be issued at the end of the conference, the statement said.