Delegates to resolve voting issue today — Kutigi

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By HENRY UMORU & JOSEPH ERUNKE

The National Conference is to resolve the issue of voting procedure today, the conference chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi assured yesterday.
He said his decision was informed by controversies that have trailed the draft procedure that decisions would be taken by two-third majority or by consensus.

The controversy which first arose on Monday resurfaced yesterday when former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, pleaded that decisions be adopted by two-third majority.
Attah said such was the practice in modern societies and appealed for understanding, saying Nigeria should not be an excerption.

He was immediately supported by the National Chairman of Labour Party, LP, Barrister Dan Iwuanyanwu, who noted that adopting three-quarter would it an impossibility to reach decisions.

While noting that delegates  were at the conference to correct what he termed as anomalies, leading to current problems Nigeria was facing, Iwuanyanwu appealed to delegates to bury what he called primordial sentiments and think of the country first.

Iwuanyanwu, who insisted that delegates at the conference must address issues bedeviling Nigeria at the moment, noted that the three-quarter was introduced by the military because they did not want amendment of some issues.

 

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