Discard Goodluck Jonathan’s National Conference, Tsav Urges Buhari


As Nigerians express divergent views on the possible implementation of the recommendations of the last National Conference, former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to discard the report.

He said the report of the conference could not be perceived to be the genuine wishes and aspirations of all segments of the country and Nigerians in general. Tsav who spoke in Makurdi faulted the procedure adopted in the selection of those who attended the conference maintaining that the process was skewed from the onset.

According to him, “People clamoured for a National Conference during the last administration and the then President Goodluck Jonathan inaugurated one, but what we had did was not a national conference. “President Jonathan to a large extent hand picked and selected the people he was comfortable with and those were the people who attended the conference. We cannot in all sincerity describe what we had then as a collection of the people’s representatives.

“Right from day one, we criticised the composition of the conference. Jonathan selected people he wanted and they went there to discussed what was favorable to him. “Common logic tells us that in such circumstance when you select people of your choice to attend a conference they are certainly bound to discuss and come out with recommendations that would suit your purpose.