Professor Ben Nwabueze, SAN, National Chairman of The Patriots, has written President Goodluck Jonathan, asking to be excused from the 13-man Presidential Advisory Committee on the propose National Dialogue, which will be inaugurated today.
Professor Ben Nwabueze, SAN is currently in London for medical treatment. He is 83 years old. Writing from his hospital bed in London, Nwabueze said he would be away for sometime and hence might not be available for the one-month exercise.
Consequently, he nominated legal icon, Chief Solomon Asemota, SAN, of Edo State to replace him in the committee.
In a two-paragraph letter to President Jonathan dated October 2, Nwabueze wrote:
"I am presently in London for medicals and may be away from Nigeria for some time.
"I will be glad if I could be replaced in the Presidential Advisory Committee on national dialogue/conference by Mr. Solomon Asemota, SAN who is a member of The Patriots."