By Henry Umoru, Joseph Erunke & Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA— The leadership of the National Conference yesterday rolled out a 49-member truce committee to harmonize positions on the heated issue of discarding the four quarter benchmark prescribed to reach decisions at the confab.
The Deputy Chairman of the conference, Prof, Bolaji Akinyemi released the names of the members of the truce committee who cut across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
Once he called out the names early yesterday, the conference adjourned at about 10.50 a.m. and resumed at 4.00 p.m. yesterday.
The names were General Ike Nwachukwu; Chief Mike Ahamba; Chief Olu Falae; Dr Kunle Olajide; Chief Peter Odili, Chief Edwin K. Clark; Prof Jubril Aminu; Prof Ibrahim Gambari; Prof Jerry Gana; Alhaji Adamu Waziri; Alhaji Tanko Yakassai; Senator Ibrahim Ida; General A. B Mamman; Chief A. K Horsfall; Chief Josephine Anenih; Comrade Isa Aremu; Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau, and Hajia Bola Shagaya.
Others were Dr. Olisa Agbakoba; Vincent Okobe; Amb. Lawrence Ekpuku; Senator Femi Okurounmu, Dr. Joe Nguogwu, Hon Mohammed Umaru Kumaila, Prof Anwalu Yadudu, Dr. Iyorcha Ayu, Obong Victor Attah, Senator Kairat Abdulrazak Gwadabe, Hon Ghali Umar Na’Abba, and Adamu Aliero.
Also on the list were Atedo Peterside, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Prof Isah Mohammed, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim Imam, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Dr. Ken Nnamani, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu, Ahhaji Sule Yahaya Hamman, Dr. Abubakar Sarki Mohammed; Chief OlusolaAkomode, Justice Lawal Gummi, Mr. Ledum Mitee, Mr. Fola Adeola, Senator Mimi Bariya Amange, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Mr. Benjamin Elue, Gen Alani Akinrinade and Prince Nduka Obaigbena.