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Tinubu absent as Peter Obi and Atiku speak at NBA conference


Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, did not attend the 62nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday.

His main opponents, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Labor Party flag bearer Peter Obi, were all present at the event which took place in Lagos.

Reportedly, Tinubu’s running mate Kashim Shettima was present at the event.

The arrivals of politicians rocked the auditorium as their supporters saluted their 2023 presidential candidates with enthusiastic applause.

A video showing how former Anambra State Governor Obi was cheered on by the crowd during the conference is currently trending on social media.

Atiku, while delivering his speech, reiterated the need to restructure the country.

“I am a product of developed powers and I know what regional governments have done with these powers. That’s why I’m advocating for a restructuring,” he said.

In a post via his verified Twitter handle, Atiku said the acronyms; Unity-SEED represents unity, security, economics, education, and the devolution of power to states and local governments.

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Atiku noted that this would be the basis of his political framework if elected the next Nigerian President.

Atiku revealed that the five-pronged program is tied to the renaissance of Nigeria that the people are crying out for.

He tweeted: “I used the opportunity of the First Plenary Session of the 62nd NBA Conference to give Nigerian lawyers a glimpse of my bold policy framework which embodies unity, security, economy, education and the devolution of power to states and local governments, known by the acronym Unity-SEED.

“I have highlighted how interconnected these five policy prescriptions are. I assured them that a new Nigeria of our dreams is possible in the hands of a bold man of experience. Atiku tweeted.