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Buhari, Tinubu, Bafarawa, others shun confab

By Emmanuel Aziken

ABUJA—The alliance of major opposition political figures against the dominant Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday suffered set back after the failure of a conference organised by the country’s leading opposition groups.

The one-day conference on electoral reforms organised by the National Democratic Movement, NDM, in collaboration with the Committee for the Defence of Electoral Reforms, CODER, was aborted yesterday following the absence of many of the country’s major opposition figures. Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar was the only one of the major opposition figures present at yesterday’s botched conference.

The other collaborators in the botched conference were the Alliance for Credible Elections, ACE and the Senator Ken Nnamani-led Good Governance Group, 3G.

The other leaders of the NDM including Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and the major figures behind CODER, including former Governor Bola Tinubu were conspicuously absent.

The conference, Vanguard learnt was supposed to articulate a way forward for the nation in view of what one insider said was the “crisis in the Presidency”.


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