All-im­por­tant con­fer­ence?

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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?

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