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Buhari, Osinbajo, Sultan, others for NPSG, NCFront confab May 12

By Kehinde Olatunji
02 May 2022   |   4:05 am
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as well as former Presidents/Heads of State and their deputies and leadership of the National Assembly are among eminent Nigerians invited to a national political confab holding in Abuja on May 12.

President Muhammadu Buhari (right) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Abubakar, Anyaoku listed as co-chair
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as well as former Presidents/Heads of State and their deputies and leadership of the National Assembly are among eminent Nigerians invited to a national political confab holding in Abuja on May 12.

The conference, put together by the Nigeria Political Summit Group (NPSG) in conjunction with leaders of conscience under the umbrella of the National Consultative Front (NCFront), is to discuss the constitutional future of Nigeria.

In a statement, yesterday, Bilikis Bello, Communications Assistant on behalf of the National Organising Committee (NOC) of the NPSG, noted that the national dialogue has the theme: ‘Setting Agenda for Nigeria’s Political Cohesion, National Security and Mass Prosperity towards Popular Constitutional Reforms and Credible 2023 Elections in Nigeria.’

She noted that the dialogue aims to reposition and take back Nigeria from the stranglehold of its current challenges and put it back on the path of political cohesion, economic stability and national security for the country, ahead of the 2023 elections.

The organisers said leading presidential aspirants from across the political parties are also expected at the conference.

Some of the guests to grace the dialogue include former General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) and erstwhile Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, who are listed as co-chair.

Other invited are the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and other traditional rulers from across the six geopolitical zones.

Other eminent Nigerians billed for the event are former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onayekan, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Bishop David Oyedepo in addition to notable national Sheiks and Imams among others, who are listed as Fathers of the Day.

Also expected are President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor, Afenifere acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesmen, General TY Danjuma (rtd), Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN, Chief Edwin Clark, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, Mallam Tanko Yakassai, Chief Audu Ogbeh and Chief Afe Babalola.

Equally to be at the conference are Chief John Nwodo, General Alani Akinriade (rtd), Obong Victor Attah and ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, among others.

No less than 500 Nigerians nominated from diverse sectors of the country would also grace the occasion. The NOC urged quests to confirm their attendance and submit written proposals based on the theme of the confab.