Delegates abandon Confab to attend Jonathan’s ‘daughter’ wedding

Published 5 years ago by: Mr Parrot
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at 08:34 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)

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The rush by delegates to attend the marriage ceremony of a daughter of President Goodluck Jonathan raised unease among some delegates who frowned that conferees abandoned national issues for socializing.

About half of the delegates abandoned proceedings Thursday to enable them travel to attend the wedding coming up, Saturday, March 5, 2014 in Bayelsa State.

When the conference chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi called for contributions to the debate of the President’s speech, many of the delegates were not around as their seats were empty.
The immediate past Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufai (Jigawa) and former Head of Service, Engr. Ebele Okeke were among those who took permission to speak ahead of their scheduled slots to enable them go ahead for the ceremony.

Their requests were, however, granted by Justice Kutigi.

Some of the delegates, however, expressed concern over development, as they argued that those delegates failed to realise the importance of the national conference because they were not expected to trivialise a state call for a wedding ceremony.

Mr Ebuchukwu Ezike, representing the Civil  Liberties Organisation, CLO noted that Nigerians were watching and expecting positive reports from the conference,  just as he said  it was unfortunate that delegates were not taking it seriously.

He warned that if serious action was not taken, it may jeopardise the success of the conference, adding, “if delegates continue like this, Nigerians would not take the conference serious. Delegates have the option of turning the nomination down ab initio if it would affect their personal business or political activities, but it was clear that the money attracted some of the delegates. Now they realised that the amount publicised was not what they were being given, they have become disinterested in the whole exercise.”

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EmekaBlue at 09:06 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
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nzewyte at 09:08 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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That is to show u hw important their convergence is and how productive d venture is! Clueless old men who have refused to leave cos our youths are still sleeping!

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daveobahon at 09:24 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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youths wake up
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nobleladyG at 09:40 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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National comesleep share the money

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pauldinnie at 09:44 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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All roads lead to Bayelsa....
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Lateef67 at 09:58 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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After sleepn come enjoy urself
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winace at 10:07 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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Thers nothg wrong if they attend d wedding. Na wa for some of us o. So if they attend d president daughters wedding is a sin. Mcthewww
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nejidean at 10:29 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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winace how clueless and ignorant can u be? delegates abandon der national duty to socialize and u dont see anything wrong wit it. wat den is patriotism and love for ones country. give me 2 ways dis wedding will add to nigerians dev. will der absence from d wedding prevent it frm holding. der are all hungry sycophants wanting to be noticed by the president. dis includes u.
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stephen153 at 10:39 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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imagine...
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doubleclick at 10:50 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: nejidean on 10:29 AM,  4/04/2014
winace how clueless and ignorant can u be? delegates abandon der national duty to socialize and u dont see anything wrong wit it. wat den is patriotism and love for ones country. give me 2 ways dis wedding will add to nigerians dev. will der absence from d wedding prevent it frm holding. der are all hungry sycophants wanting to be noticed by the president. dis includes u.
E go beta for many many folds, people like winace are just political tug of the president. Most of these delegates are old people with old ideas. they are separated from states of the present events.
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Ashonibare at 11:27 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: winace on 10:07 AM,  4/04/2014
Thers nothg wrong if they attend d wedding. Na wa for some of us o. So if they attend d president daughters wedding is a sin. Mcthewww

it seems ur stl yet to understand that some things are obviously more important than others, imagine, leaving a conference that will determine the future of this nation, just to attend the president's daughter's wedding! When, in the name of GOD will nigeria be free from all this selfish-self-centered politicians who are only after the service of their own bellies!
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bulky15 at 11:51 AM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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Eye  Service and notice me,its not that they even have the interest of d president at hand.
Its all for there selfish interest.
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HOPEA23 at 12:36 PM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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Okay..

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osarobo62 at 12:50 PM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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they don't want to bite the hands that feeds them.....remember GEJ have made them become multi-millionaires.
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proly at 12:58 PM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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kkk
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paulohking at 01:05 PM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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Roll Eyes
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okoroj at 02:10 PM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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I hope we nigerians ll be nationalistic not ethnicitis
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christianity at 02:28 PM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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naija i hail
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Larry28 at 03:04 PM, 4/04/2014 (5 years ago)
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Imagine
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