BY CLIFFORD NDUJIHE & TONY NYONG
The call for a national conference, stability and security of the nation were some of the issues that came to the front burner, Tuesday, at the political summit organised by the Nigerian Consensus Group underway in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.
Delegates from all parts of the country stressed the need for the unity of Nigeria to be strengthened.
They also made a case for the enthronement of equity, justice, security and peace for positive socio-economic and political development.
They said President Goodluck Jonathan should convene a national conference urgently, so that the 394 ethnic nationalities can sit down and agree on the terms of living together in peace and harmony.
Prominent Nigerians, who attended the summit yesterday included Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN), Air Commodore Dan Suleiman, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi and Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, who was represented by Commissioner for Information, Aniekan Umanah.
Others are Dr. Arthur Nwankwo, Mr. Michael Orobator, Mrs Annkio Briggs, Chief Maxi Okwu, Dr. Tunji Abayomi, Dr. Yinusa Tanko, Dr. Ekpo Ekpo Bassey, Charles Nwodo, Ado Ibrahim and Senator Isa Kachako.
There were also Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Professor Ishaq Akintola, Mrs Josephine Anenih, Mrs Annkio Briggs, Ahmad Aminu, Chief Solomon Asemota (SAN), Air Commodore Dan Suleiman, Professor Kimse Okoko, Dr. Arthur Nwankwo, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Chief Guy Ikokwu and Bala Zakka.
Dr. Mani Ahmad, Farouk Umar, Professor Nat Aniekan, Mr. Yahaya Ndu, Chief Maxi Okwu, Chief Ralph Obioha, Chief Ambrose Owuru, Senator Dangana Ndayako and Hajia Ramatu Bala Usman, among others, were also there.