ACF Berates Nwabueze on National Dialogue

November 26, 2013 11:19 PM

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Tuesday advised elder statesman, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, to present his views on the floor of the proposed constitutional conference, instead of ``smuggling'' it in.

The forum stated this in a communique issued in Kaduna at the end of its National Working Committee meeting, chaired by Alhaji Aliko Mohammed.

It noted that latest activities of Nwabueze were capable of casting doubts on President Goodluck Jonathan's sincerity in convening the conference.

The ACF warned against any attempt to allow Nwabueze and his group to hijack the dialogue process.

The forum questioned the credentials of the elder statesman, noting that having served under military regimes before, he lacked the moral right to question a constitution drafted by them.

``Prof. Ben Nwabueze, who served a government put in place by a military regime cannot reasonably and morally question the legitimacy of the 1999 Constitution simply because the framers worked under the watch of a military regime.

The ACF advised the presidency not to allow the process of the proposed dialogue to be scuttled by the selfish tendencies of a few Nigerians.


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