By OLA AJAYI & DAUD OLATUNJI
IBADAN — THE National Chairman of Alliance for Democracy, Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa has criticised the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu for faulting President Goodluck Jonathan’s approval of National Conference.
While giving the President a pat on the back for listening to Nigerians on the need to discuss the myriad of problems confronting the country.
He said it was unfair for Asiwaju Tinubu to turn his back on the President over the commendable step he took.
He described President’s move as the first step to address the nation’s problems.
To Senator Akinfenwa, who spoke in Ibadan, yesterday, the unstable nature of Tinubu over the issue leaves much to be desired.
He said: “My belief and that of the entire AD and by extension that of all patriotic Nigerians is that we must support the confab. It is the first step to the conference we have for long been agitating for.”
Speaking jovially, he said: “I think why Tinubu did not support it is because his crony was not made the Chairman of the confab. With that he would have given it his 100 per cent support.”
The AD leader cautioned all politicians to face reality and set aside all ego-centric interests for the country to move forward.
President has no hidden agenda on confab —PDP scribe
Meantime, the National Secretary of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prof. Wale Oladipo has said that President Goodluck Jonathan has no hidden agenda on the proposed National Conference, saying it is a machinery to enable Nigerians hold a national dialogue.
According to him, the president had demonstrated sincerity by taking the decision to organise a national dialogue without being pressurised by Nigerians to do so.
Oladipo spoke during the Eid-el Kabir party organised, yesterday evening, by the Chairman of the South West PDP Organisation and Mobilisation Committee, Prince Buruji Kashamu for party leaders in the zone in his Ijebu Igbo country home.
Oladipo spoke in the presence of prominent leaders of the PDP in the South West, including acting Chairman of the party in the zone, Chief Deji Doherty; former Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Folarin; former Oyo State deputy governor, Hashim Gbolarumi; Ogun State PDP Chairman, Chief Adebayo Dayo; Chief Remi Adiukwu-Bakare and Senator Hosea Agboola.
The party scribe said President Goodluck Jonathan administration organised the confab because he believed in the indivisibility of the Nigerian nation.