When the conference allowed each delegate to speak for about five minutes, beginning from Monday, the plenary session became something else.
The decision was reached so as to allow all delegates have opportunity to talk, particularly as they said their constituents are watching the proceedings.
The delegates went on praises galore while they speak on the President Goodluck Jonathan’s inaugural speech. One can easily mistake the sessions for a People’s Democratic Party rally with the president in attendance.
Almost all the delegates, with the exception of a few, extolled the virtues of the president, describing his speech as “monumental,” “lucid,” “historic,” “most educating,” “patriotically -inspired,” among others.
Not only that, the delegates also embarked on another selffulfilling voyage, describing the conference as the best thing that happened to the country in the last 100 years.
They spoke as if they have the magic wand of solving the country’s problems. Surely, don’t they remember that conferences like this have been convoked in the past, and their reports shelved?