Politics First Cut: Tony Nyiam Resigns From National Dialogue Committee -Sahara Reporters

In a stunning development, Colonel Tony Nyiam last Sunday abandoned the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue.

In a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan dated November 3, he explained that he had taken up the appointment “with great enthusiasm and dedication.”

But following “several meetings and wide consultations with the progressives, self-determination and civil society movements and in order not to [be] cast as a distraction or be used as an excuse to destabilize the noble cause” of Mr. Jonathan, he said he had decided to withdraw from the committee.

He traced the background of his decision to the incident in Benin City last week in which Governor Adams Oshiomhole was involved in two incidents with the committee, in the second of which he was booed at a public event.

“What became troubling was the Governor’s talking down on the people gathered; amongst who were former governors, senators, retired armed forces generals and judges,” Nyiam wrote. “What was equally disturbing was the Governor’s insensitiveness to the ethno-nationalities yearning for self-determination,” adding that they expressed their feelings by openly boo-ing the Governor.

SOURCE: Sahara Reporters

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On the cards. I though he resigned already!
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