The Edo state caucus in the House of Representatives are demanding that retired Colonel Tony Nyiam be sacked from the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue for shouting at the governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomole at the town hall meeting in Benin.
The caucus expressed their condemnation of the attack on the governor, saying the incident was a sign of things to come in the proposed national conference.
They added that they are in agreement with governor Oshiomhole that 10 previous conferences had not yielded any positive result, and what is needed in Nigeria is a leadership that can break barriers in national development.
The enlightenment session by the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference, on Monday turned rowdy following comments made by the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole which did not augur well with some of the participants.
While addressing the gathering, Governor Oshiomhole, had said that he did not believe that a National Conference is needed.
Prior to the meeting, the Committee, led by Femi Okorounmu, had told the governor that the proposed dialogue would foster a strong bond amongst citizens.
However, Oshiomohole informed the group that he had no faith in the process and that he had no reason to believe that the Conference would be different from all the other ones organised by previous administrations, which yielded no result.
He also wished the Committee well.
At the meeting with the citizens, Oshiomhole reiterated his position but this did not go down well with many of them who in their rage, shouted him down.
Efforts by security agents and peacemakers did not yield much as the rowdiness got worse.
In order to restore calm, the National Anthem was rendered during which the Governor left the hall accompanied by his security detail.
Following Oshiomohole’s exit, the people who were demanding that he leaves, broke out in Bob Marley’s hit song, One Love, which was streaming from the sound system.
Edo State is the fourth state the Committee has visited as part of the enlightenment tour.