NASS can never approve confab report – Braithwaite

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Human rights lawyer, Mr. Tunji Braithwaite, says the National Assembly can never approve the resolutions of the National Conference because most of the resolutions do not favour corrupt politicians.

Braithwaite said this at the round-table discussion on the state of Lagos, with the theme “Revamping Lagos”, organised by a group, Free Lagos, on Wednesday.

The human rights advocate, who commended President Goodluck Jonathan for convoking the conference, maintained that Jonathan goofed by not subjecting the resolutions of the conference to a referendum.

He said, “Jonathan went ahead to convoke the conference and I was a member. We worked hard. Jonathan said at the inauguration of the conference he would consider sending the outcome of that conference to the people of this country by way of referendum and I told him he should never send the resolution to the National Assembly because they will never support a product of the conference because the conference has removed the ground from under their feet.

“That constitution is good for the people of this country but bad for the erstwhile rulers, the corrupt people that have riding roughshod on the people of this country so how do you expect them to support you? Why for God sake did Jonathan neglect to ask the Nigerian people to look at the new constitution? Was he under a spell?”

Braithwaite also berated the All Progressives Congress for refusing to participate in the National Conference last year.

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