CONFAB:  South East Town Unions Commends Jonathan, Delegates

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The leadership of South East Town unions has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for initiating the national confab to deal with problems of the federation.

The Union also commended the confab delegates for the maturity they exhibited at the confab, stressing that Nigerians must not hesitate to sit to talk over their problems.

Presidents- General of the State chapters of the Union; Chief Emeka Diwe (Imo), Dr. JAP Okolo (Anambra), Chief Kelvin Ugwu (Enugu), amongst others; in a chat with newsmen at the end of their meeting in Enugu posited that the recommendations of the confab should be fine-tuned and made part of the Constitution for the peaceful co-existence of component units in Nigeria.

“We commend President Goodluck Jonathan for convening the confab. We are glad that the maturity exhibited by the delegates; particularly those from the South East. Ndigbo have never been united as they did at this confab. We commend South East delegates for networking with other delegates to make recommendations which would promote unity and development of Nigerian.

“We are grateful to the delegates for heeding to the call to address the unfair treatment of the South East by recommending a sixth state for the zone to make it at par with others. The sense of maturity exhibited by delegates at the conference is commendable. Nigerians must continue to tow the path of discourse in resolving state and national problems.”

The Union also urged Nigerians to support the efforts of the federal government in tackling the Boko Haram insurgency and other violent crimes, adding that the citizenry should always play their part by reporting suspicious movements to the security agencies.

On the forthcoming general elections in 2015, the Union leaders advised political stakeholders to play by the rules guiding electoral activities in the country as only free, fair and credible election can promote democracy.

The Union who described its major objective as development to the grassroots insisted that peace can only be guaranteed when there are free and fair party primaries which could reduce political killings, abduction and other forms of violence.

“The 2015 general elections is around the corner; political stakeholders to play abide with the provisions of the law. We want political parties to respect the Constitution of their various parties, especially internal democracy at the party primary elections.  When party candidates emerge through free and fair competition, objections, petitions and electoral violence will be minimized. It will also encourage unity and development.”

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