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Senate Leader Casts Dark Veil On National Confab Report, Says It May End Up In Cooler


Victor EgnaEven before the 492 members of the National Conference could find time to settle down to look at various issues of national interest, Senate majority leader, Chief Victor Ndoma-Egba has already cast dark veil on the final outcome from the conference.

He said that the decisions reached by members of the Confab, inaugurated on March 17 by resident Goodluck Jonathan with 492 members, may amount to nothing if there’s no law for a referendum for Nigerians to endorse them.
the Senator, representing the Cross River Central Senatorial District fielded questions from newsmen in Calabar today, saying the National Conference report would eventually be submitted to the National Assembly.

According to him, such report will be subjected to the normal in-depth study ‘’because there is no provision in the 1999 constitution for a referendum.’’
He explained that the confab decisions may suffer a further devastating blow which may confine them to the cooler for want of amendment of the constitution to provide for a referendum. Senator Ndoma-Egba stressed that it has not been easy amending the document, giving rise to the fate of the outcome of the conference to hang in the balance.

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