National Confab: ‘GIVE US 18 SEATS OR WE SUE’ •Traditional worshipers hand FG ultimatum

Posted by News Express | 28 February 2014 | 3,882 times

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Traditional religion worshipers in the country have faulted the composition of delegates who will partake in the forthcoming national conference.

Addressing a press conference in Osogbo, capital of Osun State, president of the World League of Traditional Religions, Prince Adigun Olosun, said non-recognition of their members in the conference, where Muslims and Christians got 18 slots each, was not fair.

“We traditionalists hereby demand for our 18 slots in the spirit of equity and fairness. We are part of Nigeria and we are also active in the society. Any attempt to bypass traditionalists in a national conference of this nature is like putting fire on the roof of a house. All interests are supposed to be well represented in the confab. We are using this opportunity to tell President Goodluck Jonathan and all stakeholders in the Nigerian project to quickly allocate 18 slots to us before the commencement of the conference or be prepared to face legal action,” he said.

Prince Olosun said the non-inclusion of traditionalists will incite anger in the society and will be viewed as deliberate marginalisation of their members.

He gave the Federal Government one week to include his members in the conference or risk legal action.

•Text courtesy Daily Trust. Photo shows President Goodluck Jonathan.

Source: News Express

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