Prominent lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has said that it is now evident that the 2014 National Conference was tailored to suit the political interest of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Agbakoba spoke while responding to questions from reporters at the unveiling of a new political group, which goes by the name “National Intervention Movement,” in Abuja, on Tuesday.
He was responding to a question as to how the “new movement which seeks to galvanise Nigerians towards building a national political consensus to rescue the nation from total collapse will be different from the 2014 confab which he took active part in.”
The legal practitioner, who was named as the leader of the NIM’s national steering committee, explained that his daughter had advised him against taking part in the 2014 conference but that he also had its doubts.
He said, “But I resolved that (conflict) with Pastor Tunde Bakare by rejecting the N12.5m allowance.
“It is now clear that the 2014 confab was meant to serve President Jonathan’s political interest.
“The difference between what we are doing today and what IBB did in his confab, what Abacha did in his confab what OBJ did in his own confab and what President Jonathan did in his own confab is that, they had their own political agenda.
“So, if we start from saying that Nigeria is a failing or failed state we have about 180 million people who do not take part in the political discuss.
“If we can get this political movement and get these people to make a political choice, that will be the difference.”