Agbakoba Writes Senate President On The Need For A National Conference


After several calls by different groups and individuals for a Sovereign National Conference, SNC, has been ignored, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba has written to the Senate President, Senator David Mark on the importance of convening the conference, which he said should be convened by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Agbakoba, in a statement, frowned at the refusal by previous governments to hold the conference saying it would afford Nigerians a new constitution.

He noted that civil society groups had consistently been in the forefront for the agitation of a national conference.

Agbakoba therefore appealed to the Senate President to take up the challenge of convening the conference, while faulting claims it might lead to the disintegration of the country.

“The Civil Society in Nigeria has always insisted that the People of Nigeria will have to authenticate, legitimize and endorse a Constitution to govern their affairs. Unfortunately this simple wish was always denied by the colonial, military and even elected government,” he said.