Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:34 am
Many dignitaries from the Presidency will join state governors and legislators on Tuesday, 21 February, 2017 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, for the public presentation of the book, Buhari vs Yar’Adua: Facing The Future.
The book reflects on the landmark presidential election case between the candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Gen Muhammadu Buhari and President Umaru Yar’Adua of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007.
According to a press statement signed by the author, who is also Special Assistant to the Governor of Ogun State, Mr Soyombo Opeyemi, “The aim of the book is to ensure that no future elections are rigged in Nigeria and that the Judiciary will never, either by design or default, endorse electoral robbery.”
“The book also interrogates the justice system in Nigeria, reflecting on the vicissitudes of the third organ of government. It appraises the philosophy guiding election petitions in the country and looks forward to a time when the Supreme Court will restore the decision in Swem v. Dzungwe (1966) as the binding precedent,” the statement said.
The governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, is the Chief Host while Rtd Justice Demola Bakre is the Chairman of the event. Other dignitaries expected at the book presentation are First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, Distinguished Senators Gbolahan Dada and Lanre Tejuoso, Representatives Olayiwola Kazzim, Segun Williams, Olusola Ojugbele, Kayode Oladele, Adekunle Akinlade, Isiaka Ibrahim, Kehinde Odeneye, Speaker Ishola Adekunbi, Honourable Members of the Ogun State House of Assembly, state Attorneys General, Members of the Ogun State Executive Council and Chairmen of Ogun State LGs/LCDAs.
Dr Kayode Oyende of the Faculty of Law, Lagos State University will be the reviewer while Chief Emmanuel Adeniji and Engr. Joseph Adesina are Guests at the book presentation.