One of the delegates to the 2014 National Conference, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has taken a swipe at the Presidency for saying that the conference was not all inclusive.
Adebayo told the Vanguard that the Presidency “would not pull wool over peoples’ eyes” on its objection to the 2014 National Conference report.
Adebanjo said he had told President Buhari to stop the talk of throwing the confab report away, adding that current administration has no reason to jettison the report.
Adebanjo said, “Does he want to organise his own which will be all-inclusive? We have passed the stage where a person can pull wool over our eyes. Is that the reason he is jettisoning the report? What is their objection in the recommendations of the confab?
“I have told him (President Buhari) that he should stop this talk of throwing away the Confab report. Who are the people that forced the current constitution we are operating now? This is the question. He should stop drawing wool over our eyes.
“You can never get the composition in the county that produced the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference. We had quality people there, we had judges there, workers and lawyers; it was all inclusive.
“What is the non- inclusiveness he is talking about? It is just pretence because we passed 600 resolutions unanimously. How many people drafted the constitution that was forced on us? Is it not the military?
“They gathered about 50 people to draft the 1999 constitution and they put aside the one the founding fathers gave us in 1960, agreed to by Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello and Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe.
“The Presidency has not been able to talk about that. If you say the confab is not all inclusive, what is the problem of going back to the 1960 constitution? What do they have against that?”