Delegates from the South have been routing for resource control and fiscal federalism.
A disagreement over resource control, fiscal federalism, and devolution of powers has pitched delegates against each other as the National Conference commenced committee sittings on Tuesday.
The situation degenerated to a stage where two delegates, Dara Godini, a professor and Vice Chancellor, Delta State University, and a delegate from the North hurled insults at each other for taking opposing positions on resource control. The name of the northern delegate could not immediately be determined.
“You are not fit to be a professor. I would have been a better professor than you ten years ago if I had wanted to,” the Northern delegate said.
“You didn’t need it because you couldn’t afford it. Professorship is not a child’s play and that is why people like you cannot get it,” Mr. Godini replied him.
It took the intervention of other delegates before the two antagonising members went their different ways while still bickering on the issue in dispute.
Mr. Godini said the imperialists, apparently referring to Northern leaders, have held back Nigeria for so long, adding that the country cannot make any meaningful progress with its present socio-political and economic structure.