Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the Governor of Ekiti State, in a recent press statement issued in Ado-Ekiti the capital of Ekiti State, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant unconditional pardon and release to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), the ex-National Security Adviser (NSA) and others who were according to the governor unjustly incarcerated.
The statement was issued on Monday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi.
Fayose asked Buhari to reciprocate God’s mercy upon his life by showing mercy to Kanu, Dasuki and others.
The governor added that it will not be right to go back in time, adding that the current peace in the Niger Delta region and the improvement in the economy must be improved upon.
“It is therefore incumbent on you to show mercy on Nnamdi Kanu and Sambo Dasuki, who have been granted bail already by courts of competent jurisdiction, and such other Nigerians that are suffering unjust, punitive, illegal, and unconstitutional incarceration under this administration.
“Allow all those who have been granted bail by the court to enjoy their bail while their trial continues. This is the right, just, and merciful thing to do, especially now that your good self is looking up to God for mercy.
“Those of us in authority must not be seen to be using our God-given powers to oppress the citizens placed under our care. The citizens’ fundamental human rights must not be taken away.
“In the spirit of Nigerians praying for your full and quick recovery, kindly show mercy as it will only cost you humility to show mercy to those people who deserve it.
“If we do not forgive, we ourselves will not get forgiveness. If we do not pardon