CACOL differs with APC on boycotting national dialogue

Culled from Saturday Mirror

by TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE on Oct 26, 2013 |

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has differed with the All Progressives Party (APC) on the party’s decision to boycott the planned national dialogue. CACOL, in a statement made available to Saturday Mirror by its chairman, Comrade Debo Adeniran, averred that it was wrong for APC to draw conclusion when the committee set up to organise it had just begun work to fashion out the modalities for the conference.

“The Conference Committee has not finished its work and so no one has determined the structure or nature of the conference yet; whether it will be sovereign, if its outcome will be subjected to referendum or if it will just be ordinary dialogue. It is very wrong to draw any conclusion at this stage.

No one has said this is the final modality yet. At the stage that we are now, everybody is contributing to the framework of the conference. It is the preponderance of opinion that will shape the course of the conference. So, if everyone boycots it, it means we are telling the organisers i.e. the government, to do it the way it suits it. But they have given us the opportunity which we cannot deny. Hence, if we misuse the opportunity or under-utilise it, it would be our own problem.

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