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In addition, it was jubilation galore for Southern delegates at the Conference when the Conference overwhelmingly voted for creation of an additional state for the South East “in the spirit of reconciliation, equity and justice”

Not a few Nigerians insinuated before the commencement of the National Conference that one of the major reasons it was set up was to facilitate the approval of the six-year single tenure for the president and governors, which will then entitle the incumbent President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, to extend his four-year mandate by another two years without standing for election

Both Mike Ozekhome and the Obasuyi of Benin Kingdom, Chief Charles Edosomwan, made the proposal known while speaking separately on the report of the Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government, which recommended that states, rather than geopolitical zones, should serve as federating units