The Nigerian political history and the evolution on the development of constitutional democracy has been a horrendous one even from when the nation was amalgamated in 1914 to date. Several attempts made after the 1960 independence to actualize democratic governance were diluted and frustrated by vices ranging from mistrust, ethnicism, bribery and
corruption, military interventions etc. Thus within a period 39years, 1960 to 1999; the nation was brandished and hurled under military dictatorship for about 26years. This no doubt has accounted for instability in the nation’s democratic emancipation.
However since 1999 when the first edition of this book was written, Nigeria has witnessed relatively stable democratic governance even though the foundational law, being the 1999 constitution was a product of the military and has a catalogue of military connotations. This has led to a series of quest for a sovereign National constitutional conference to fashion out a real authotchnous constitution for the nation.