National Conference Member Reveals: 2015 Elections May Not Hold If….

Tony Uranta, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference has said 2015 Elections will not hold in Nigeria if the National Conference does not make “substantial conclusions” before then.


PM News reports that, Uranta who is a prominent social commentator and is believed to have a close relationship with presidency disclosed this on Thursday, June 12 at event organised by the Gani Adams-led Oodua Peoples Congress to mark the 21st anniversary of the June 12, 1993 election which was won by the late Abiola but later cancelled.

Speaking on the theme of the event, ‘June 12, A Solution Model For 2015 Electoral Challenges’, Uranta said, “I am aware that the theme of today’s lecture revolves around the 2015 elections…but permit me to inform you that there will be no 2015 elections if there is no substantial conclusion of the National Conference.

“If the National Conference continues on the path it seems to have started taking, the path where certain delegates from certain spheres of Nigeria are disregarded, where positions and ideas are laughed and mocked at and waved aside…if we do not succeed in creating a brand new constitution for this country, if we do not bring about a fully holistic and thorough re-engineering of this nation, we shall not see 2015 as one country.”

According to him, it is not a doomsday prophecy, but just being pragmatic.

Reacting to the Boko Haram insurgency, he said it was not only a Northern affair even though it is only manifesting in the northeast at the moment.

He therefore called on Nigerians to unite in their determination to restructure the country, adding that the time is now for Nigerians to start insisting that certain things must be done right and certain things must not be accepted.

It would be recalled that several delegates to the National Conference in Abuja had called for the increase in the number of states in Nigeria to help marginalised groups and ethnic minorities have a sense of belonging.

Meanwhile, a group of prominent Igbo political leaders, called the Igbo Leaders of Thought had said that President Goodluck Jonathan may become the last president of a united Nigeria as unnamed Northern political leaders have continued to sponsor Boko Haram activities.

Source: PM News