By Henry Umoru, Abuja
TEN days after President Goodluck Jonathan released the list of 492 delegates that will participate at the National Conference and a day to the inauguration of the conference, strong indications emerged that members were yet to get their letters of appointment.
A source told Saturday Vanguard yesterday that the delegates were not told anything on accommodation, transport and planned monetization of the allowances.
According to one of the delegates who expressed his dismay over the lack of information for delegates, “As Iam talking to you, Iam yet to receive a letter from the government appointing me a delegate to the conference. I don’t even know anything about accommodation and transport.
There is confusion already setting in but I am only hearing about the arrangement in the newspapers and television. I only saw my name in the newspaper, but yet to get a letter. Anyway, I will look for a close by hotel and stay on Monday. “
It will be recalled that President Jonathan having released the 492 delegates, also approved the appointments of three assistant secretaries to serve in the National Conference Secretariat. Dr. Akilu Ndabawa was appointed as assistant secretary, conference proceedings; Prof Mahmood Yakubu as assistant secretary, finance and administration and Mr James Akpandem as assistant secretary, media and communications.
Some of the big names that will serve as delegates include the South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark; Dr. Tunji Braithwaite; Chief Ayo Adebanjo; Chief Richard Akinjide; Chief Olu Falae; Erelu Olusola Obada; General Ike Nwachukwu; Senator Jim Nwobodo; Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN; Senator Azu Agboti; Chief Peter Odili; King Alfred Diete Spiff; Daisy Danjuma; Prof. Jerry Gana; Gen. Jonathan Temlong; Prof. Jubril Aminu; Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Muazu; Arc. Ibrahim Bunu; General A. B. Mamman, among others.