Almost three many years after the epochal June 12 elections and the top of the Third Republic, journalists who chronicled that period below the aegis of the Nationwide Affiliation of Political Correspondents (NAPOC Nineteen Nineties) have come collectively to provide a guide billed for public presentation on September 20 in Abuja.
Titled, “Nigeria’s Aborted third Republic and the June 12 Debacle: Reporters’ Account,” the quantity options 242 pages and 32 chapters put collectively by journalists who reported the Common Ibrahim Babangida nonetheless born transition programme.
Dignitaries anticipated to honour the guide presentation of the historic mission in Abuja are former Chairman, Day by day Belief Editorial Board, Mallam Mahmud Jega, designated as Guide Reviewer, and Director-Common of the Nationwide Council for Arts and Tradition, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, who chairs the event.
Additionally anticipated are the Nationwide Chairmen of the defunct Third Republic political events, Chief Tom Ikimi of the Nationwide Republican Conference (NRC) and Ambassador Babagana Kingibe of the Social Democratic Get together (SDP).
Some governors, senators, Home of Representatives members and different political actors of that period are
anticipated on the event.
Edited for NAPOC by the quartet of Professor Abiodun Adeniyi (Baze College, Abuja), Dr. Segun Olanipekun (USA), Mr. Deba Uwadiae (USA) and Dr. Emeka Nwosu (Abuja), the guide is a potpourri of unique revelations and analyses on the important thing personalities and clandestine dramas that outlined the aborted Third Republic.
The Third Republic conclusively collapsed when Common Sani Abacha overthrew the Interim Nationwide Authorities of the late Chief Ernest Shonekan on seventeenth November 1993 to whom Babangida handed over upon stepping apart on twenty sixth August 1993.
The guide has its “Foreword” written by the previous Director of Public Affairs on the defunct Nationwide Electoral Fee (NEC) who later grew to become Director-Common of the Nigerian Tv Authority (NTA), Professor Tonnie Iredia.