National Conference is “dubious in intent” – ASUU

ASUU’s president condemned the general insecurity in the country and in particular the abduction of the school girls of Chibok in Borno State.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has condemned the on-going National Conference; saying the concept behind it is “dubious in intent”.

The National President of ASUU, Nasir Fagge, addressing journalists on Monday at the Labour House in Abuja, said that the conference “is not capable of making substantial progress in obtaining the goal of dealing away with structures of domination”.

“Since its processes are rigged and the conference has no constitutional basis, the outcome of the conference must be deemed illegitimate, even if the National Assembly comes to endorse it,” he said.

Mr. Fagge said the National Conference was conceived without democratic, national debate, or affirmation through a legitimate procedure in the democratic political institutions of the country.

He said the conference is filled with representatives of political military business wings of the self-same groups /class that have created and sustained the political and economic crises suffered by the country and its people.

Mr. Fagge said that what is going on is a conference of citizens not elected by the people and not mandated by the communities through popular democratic procedures.

“The delegates have not emerged by anything like the popular will-they were not voted for, not chosen by deliberating people’s assemblies, they do not represent any communities. They are rulers, government representatives and representation of the rich and the poor,” he said.

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