The Federal Government on Thursday announced amendments to the list of delegates for the National Conference billed to kick off on Monday.
Dr Kunle Olajide from Ekiti State has been named to replace Chief Afe Babalola on the request of the elder statesmen.
This was made known via a statement signed by Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation in Abuja on Thursday.
Also, Alhaji Ibrahim Yaro, the Etsu of Bwari is to replace Alhaji Ismail Mohammed, Sarki of Karshi on the request of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria.
It was also contained in the statement that Mrs Millicent Okoronkwo will replace Mrs Love Ezema, based on the request of the National Council of Women’s Societies of Nigeria.
The statement further read that “the nomination of Chief Chris Uche and Dr Sagir Maidoya to represent APGA is withdrawn to allow the party to resolve the issue of its nominees.
In the Socio-Political, Cultural and Ethnic Nationality Groups, Prince Rabiu Oluwa replaces Supo Sonibare while Oba Kehinde Olugbenle replaces Mr Niyi Akintola whose name is retained in the Oyo State delegates list.
Prof Layi Erinosho is nominated by the Academy of Social Sciences to fill the one slot allocated to the academy.
The Governors Forum nominated Alhaji Mohammadu Goni from Borno to fill the slot for the North East Geo-Political Zone.
The Delta Government submitted the name of Chief Isaac Jemide, while the Edo State Government nominated Prof. Eddy Erhagbe to fill the vacant slot in their respective States.’’
It was also stated that Mrs Onikepo Akande had been nominated to represent Oyo State, Chief Sampson Agbaru to represent Rivers and Mr Abubakar Galadima to represent Yobe respectively.
According to the statement, former Presidents and Heads of State, the Leadership of Political Parties, the members of the National Assembly have been invited to attend the inauguration.
It was also contained in the statement that Governors, members of the judiciary, members of the Federal Executive Council, members of the Diplomatic Corps, religious leaders and traditional rulers would be in attendance.
The inauguration will hold on Monday, March 17 at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja. Delegates and guests are expected to be seated by 4p.m.