Preparations are high pitched by House of Justice for its Annual Summit and Burgundy Ball Banquet holding on Friday 24 November, 2023 in Kaduna- Nigeria.
The event which has Senator Shehu Sani as Chairman has also billed Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, to present the Keynote address on the theme: *Electoral Accountability & Democratic Stability.* Also slated to attend the event is a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Hon. Justice K.B. Akaahs OFR who will be the Special Guest of Honour.
Speakers for the High Level Panel Discussion during the Summit are H.E. Prof. Onje Gye-Wado, Prof. Sam Amadi, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Nkem Cynthia Agunwa and Samson Itodo Esq who will review the imperative for determining election petitions before swearing -in dates.
The event which would hold in two sessions at the Epitome Events Center Barnawa Kaduna, will start with the Summit at 9:00am -1:00pm while the Burgundy Ball Banquet will begin with the Red Carpet session at 4:00pm.
Speaking on the essence and preparation for the event, Host of the event and C.E.O. of House of Justice, Gloria Mabeiam Ballason Esq said House of Justice recognizes the concern of citizens about democracy failing in Nigeria and the African region, ‘…the 2023 Summit is not just an event, it is a movement to ensure democratic stability. The collapse of democracy in Niger, Gabon, Mali, Guinea or Burkina Faso is not happenstance; it is the failure of citizens to demand and insist that democratic institutions work, ‘ she said.
Speaking further, Ballason said that although Nigeria has its many convolutes, systems do not auto -corrupt, people corrupt systems but that the upside is that active citizens who are committed and resilient have capacity to fix broken systems too.
‘ This is what the Summit this year is committed to do: Bring together citizens across the country and region to say enough to the destruction of our democratic systems and to invest in the rebuilding process for a nation and continent that works for us all,’ she said.