A Right to be Wrong
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A Right to be Wrong
Published:
9/19/2011
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
288
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-45678-567-3
Print Type:
B/W
This book, with the intriguing title, A Right to be Wrong, by Celestine Omehia, a lawyer/politician, is about the Supreme Court decision in Amaechi v. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [2007] 18 NWLR (Pt 1065) 105. The decision must go down in history as one of the most amazing decisions ever handed down by a court of law in a democratic polity founded on the rule of law. The decision is amazing because it makes a mockery of the lofty principles and ideals of democracy, constitutionalism and justice which it professes to affirm, uphold and apply.
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Celestine Omehia was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986 after his Masters Degree in International Law (LLM) from the University of Hull, England. After two years past time lectureship experience in the Faculty of Law, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, he took to politics as a career and was appointed a member of Rivers State Executive Council where he served as Commissioner for Education for 22 months. Since 1989, till date he has remained in politics, holding different political positions. He has served as Special Assistant to the Governor and eventually, Executive Assistant to the Governor on Administration and Inter-Religious matters. In addition, he was a member of the Governing Council of Rivers State University of Science and Technology. He has served the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in various capacities amongst which was his membership of the Party’s National Convention in 2000, 2001 and his Chairmanship of the Electoral Committee in Enugu State in 2002. While still in the service of Rivers State Government he was appointed as the Director, Finance and Administration to the Chief Olusegun Obsanjo 2003 Presidential Campaign Headquarters, Legacy House, Abuja. On April 14th 2007, Sir Celestine Omehia was elected Governor of Rivers State and subsequently sworn-in on May 29th 2007 as the 4th democratically elected Governor of the State. On October 25th 2007, he was removed from office vide a Supreme Court Judgment. In pursuit of professional excellence, Mr. Omehia has established a law firm, Saint Cyprian Chambers and in 1994, wrote his first legal book “Dismissal in Nigeria Labour Law” Mr. Omehia is a devote Christian and a member of the Order of the Knight of Saint Mulumba (KSM) of the Catholic Church. His wife Lady Anthonia E. Omehia is a lecturer with Rivers State College of Education, Port Harcourt. Their marriage is a blessed with three children, Kelachi (Kelacey), Kelurah and Kechikamma.
 
 


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