My appointment to national dialogue committee inappropriate – Nwabueze


Eminent lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, has said his appointment to serve in the National Conference Advisory Committee by President Goodluck Jonathan is inappropriate.
Nwabueze, who had earlier nominated Solomon Asemota (SAN) to replace him on the committee,  added in his statement circulated on Thursday that he had been in London since September  treating prostate cancer.
He, however, said in the statement that he had to cut short his medical trip on October 12, “to keep a long-standing commitment to chair the Anambra Literary Creativity Festival at Awka on 15 October.”
Jonathan had, in his Independence Day address on October 1, 2013, named Nwabueze a member of the 13-member committee headed by Senator Femi Okurounmu.
But the 83-year-old don was absent at the swearing in of members of the committee held in Aso Villa on October 7 having written the President earlier, seeking to be replaced by Asemota because he (Nwabueze) was still abroad recieving treatment.
He added in his statement that he was expecting that The Patriot, through the contacts it had with the President, prior to the setting up of the committee, would be asked to nominate a young person to serve on the committee.
The octogenarian said, “My understanding from the contacts with …

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