Kutigi to walk out un­ruly del­e­gates

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Fran­cis Okeke

Chair­man of the Na­tional Con­fer­ence Jus­tice Idris Kutigi yes­ter­day threat­ened to send out un­ruly del­e­gates from ple­nary ses­sions.

Since the be­gin­ning of the con­fer­ence, Kutigi has main­tained a calm mien and is quick to smiles and laugh­ter in his han­dling of the del­e­gates who all come with dif­fer­ent agenda and ex­pec­ta­tions.

Im­pa­tient del­e­gates or those who dis­agree with what other del­e­gates say on the floor usu­ally yell “point of or­der,” “ob­ser­va­tion” or “fun­da­men­tal ob­ser­va­tion” try­ing to in­ter­rupt.

Only one speaker is al­lowed to talk at a time but the in­ter­rup­tion from one of the del­e­gates yes­ter­day was so much that Kutigi had to re­mind del­e­gates that he has pow­ers to send un­ruly del­e­gates out.

“Those of you in­ter­rupt­ing, if you con­tinue to in­ter­rupt, do you know the chair­man has the power to send you out? The chair­man has the power to send you out,” he said.

He also urged them to con­cen­trate on “is­sues of sub­stance” so as to achieve what the Na­tional Con­fer­ence sets out to achieve.


Del­e­gates try­ing to get at­ten­tion from the chair­man, dur­ing de­lib­er­a­tion at the Na­tional Con­fer­ence in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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