A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dino Melaye, has said that for the country to enjoy a meaningful national conference, President Goodluck Jonathan must exhibit the fatherly posture in the late Nelson Mandela.
Otunba Melaye stated this at the weekend at the burial and thanksgiving service of Chief Isaiah Aro, father of a former House of Representatives member, Hon. Bamidele Aro, which held at the First ECWA Church, Odo- Eri, in Yagba West local government area of Kogi state.
According to him, Jonathan does not have the fatherly posture to organise a national conference that will benefit the country, and that it is designed to fail and will definitely fail.
He said: “I did not believe in the confab. I was nominated as a member, but I out rightly rejected the offer because the national conference was designed to fail; the confab will not work, it will never work. The reason President Jonathan set up the confab is to distract Nigerians.”
Melaye added that the president had further divided the country on religious and ethnic lines, saying that said a man with tribal tendencies “cannot organise a genuine national discourse that will be fruitful to the people of Nigeria.”