In a curious way, this book is more than an explanation for the smooth transition of power from one democratically elected administration to another or from an African ruling party to an opposition party.
In identifying the factors that powered the Muhammadu Buhari ascendancy in 2015, it also contains enough suggestions about the forces that will determine the life span of his presidency.
By some historical accident, ‘Against the Run of Play’ is going to press at the mid-term of the Buhari presidency. Fortuitously, this moment happens to coincide with an unanticipated development in the life of the administration. As at this writing, President Buhari is on medical vacation in London. He has been gone for over a month while the precise nature of what ails him and the duration of this vacation remains shrouded in official veil.- Chidi Amuta