As Nigeria prepares for transition from a civilian administration to another, which will climax with the swearing-in of a new President on 29th May 2023, a group of political writers and analysts have put together a book on the aborted Third Republic and the annulment of the historic 12th June 1993 presidential election.
The authors, all members of the National Association of Political Correspondents (NAPOC), which was founded in July 1988, detailed the scheming and the midnight plots that heated up the polity at that time; the effects of which still impacted on the politics of the country.
The book, Nigeria’s Aborted 3rd Republic and the June 12 Debacle: Reporters’ Account, is edited by Deba Uwadiae, formerly of Vanguard and now a news media entrepreneur based in the United States; Dr Emeka Nwosu, former Political Editor of Daily Times who later became NAPOC President, seasoned writer and political activist; Dr Segun Olanipekun, former Political Editor of the News Agency of Nigeria and now Adjunct Professor of Journalism in the United States; and Prof. Abiodun Adeniyi, former Political Correspondent of The Guardian and now communications consultant and Senior Lecturer at Baze University, Abuja.
The book has 33 contributors and is divided into five sections – NAPOC at the Beginning, Intrigues, Interventions, Interviews and Retrospection.
Nigeria’s Aborted 3rd Republic and the June 12 debacle: Reporters’ Account is available on major international e-book stores including Amazon, Barnes&Noble and Rakuten Kobo, the biggest e-book store in Asia.
It will be launched later in the year.