We have no confidence in CONFAB report- Presidency says

The presidency has said it has no confidence in the recommendations contained in the report of the 2014 National Conference (Confab Report).

The presidency disclosed this through Mr. Femi Adesina who is the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President.

Adesina stressed that the All Progressives Congress (APC), which Buhari is a member, already indicated that it has no confidence in the conference, right from the time it was convened.

Adesina said this in responses to comments made by former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, that he could not implement the report because it was submitted in the twilight of his administration.

Jonathan, speaking in his goodwill message at the Integration Summit Roundatable in Abuja last Sunday, said the report holds the key to reshaping and consolidating the necessary common grounds and shared values, needed to move Nigeria forward.

But Adesina said the ex president could have implemented the recommendations of the report, if he really wanted to.

“Right from the beginning of the confab, the APC had said it didn’t have confidence in it. The good thing is that it (APC) made itself clear on that. Between the time when the conference submitted its report and the time when that government ended, the then president could have implemented it if he wanted.

“I know that it is in the papers today, he was explaining why he didn’t implement it but the government could implement the report if it wanted, if it was not strictly a political tool just to buy goodwill from certain parts of the country,” he said.


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