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Diaspora Group Frowns At Non-Implementation Of Reports Of Recent National Conference

A US based Diaspora group, Nigeria Moral Democratic Awareness Council (NMDAC) has appealed to the Federal Government not to throw the report of last year’s Nigeria National Conference into the dustbin like other previous reports.

Cross section of members of the 2014 Nigeria National Conference

Cross section of members of the 2014 Nigeria National Conference

The group at its end of year meeting held at Marriot Hotel in Washington D.C suburb on December 30, 2014 reviewed the state of the Nigerian nation and also urged the Federal government to ensure a free and fair election in the forthcoming February 2015 general election.

“We will continue to plead with the government to release the reports of the last National conference held last year which we believe was a good document to take care of our mirage problems if released. As a group that supported the last conference, we will be disappointed to see the reports going into the dustbin of history like the previous conferences before it.” Mr Samuel Ayodele, the leader of the group stressed.

The rest of the communiqué issued at the end of the group’s meeting reads:

“We also resolved that the climate of violence, counter-violence, intimidation and sheer thuggery may not give room for any atmosphere of peaceful coexistence in our dear and sovereign country.

“The members concluded that the lack of effective prosecution of several cases of corruption, lack of meaningful jobs and insensitivity of our government have led to several cases of insecurity in the country.

“We therefore condemn various atrocity, murders, mayhem and intimidation going on daily in the Northern part of Nigeria for the past few years unabated. We find it very difficult to believe why the government does not have the will power to confront this problem and arrest the culprits. We also observe that our armed forces are not well equipped to fight what we consider as the terrorist war with the well-equipped Boko Haram sect and to win this war of attrition, the Federal Government of Nigeria must do more than paying lips service to it.

“We sincerely commend the present Administration of Jonathan for the electoral reforms, which we see as a good thing that will stabilize the polity which was reflected in the outcome of the last gubernatorial elections in Edo, Ekiti and Osun in the past elections, since Jonathan took office and we hope this good trend can continue in the future elections.

Nigeria Moral Democratic Awareness Council (NMDAC) urges all noble Nigeria citizens to rise above the base appeals of political parties who seem not to have realized the urgency of the needs for sustainable infrastructure; for meaningful employment and for robust public health programs and policies in the land.

“These urgent and missing needs undergird the ability of citizens everywhere to maintain dignity and self- respect, and not be wooed or coerced into political thuggery, violence and recklessness.

“The needs in the land are far too great for us to tolerate this reckless disregard for our rights as humans when the political class obsesses with attaining or retaining power at ridiculous costs. We urge citizens to demand that leaders of political parties respect the right to free speech; free assembly and right to life of every citizen. This is our minimum demand of every aspirant and incumbent of the highest elective office in Nigeria.”


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