A presidential aspirant in the 2007 general election under the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and a consultant to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Galtima Liman has said the conditions for negotiation with the Federal government proposed by the fundamentalist group, Boko Haram are unrealistic and impossible to meet.
Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Liman said President Goodluck Jonathan as the president of the country cannot be dictated to.
A purported spokesman of the Boko Haram sect on Thursday proposed to dialogue with the federal government and to planning a ceasefire if the government is willing to honour certain conditions.
The conditions for negotiation according to the sect include the arrest and prosecution of former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff for allegedly arresting and killing some of their members.
The second condition is that the venue for the dialogue with the government must be in Saudi Arabia.
The group also listed the names of the negotiators both from their side and from the federal government side.
The purported Boko Haram’s spokesman, who gave his name as Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulaziz, listed the mediators from the government side to include Shettima Ali Mongonu, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Gaji Galtimari and Barrister Aisha Wakil and her husband.
While according to Mr Abdulaziz, negotiators from the sect would include himself, Abu Mohammed Abdullaziz, Sheik Abu Abas, Sheik Ibrahim Yusuf, Sheik Sani Kontagora, and Mamman Nur.