EKITI State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has entrusted President Muhammadu Buhari to allow unqualified exculpate and discharge to the pioneer of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and other shamefully imprisoned Nigerians like the ex-National Security Adviser (NSA) to previous President Goodluck Jonathan, Sambo Dasuki.
In a press statement released in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, Fayose solicited Buhari to respond the kindness from God upon his life by indicating leniency to Kanu and others.
He likewise exhorted that it won’t be on the whole correct to turn back the hands of the nation’s clock, including that the present peace in the Niger Delta and the slight change in the economy must be enhanced.
Expressing gratitude toward God for the President’s arrival healthy, which he said was all helpless before God, and especially accordingly of the petitions of Nigerians who have made this to happen, the Ekiti senator told Buhari:
“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, we will not get pardon. President Buhari, I enjoin you to please pardon Kanu and others so that Nigeria can move forward.
“If you heed to this advice, I can assure you that it will yield positive dividends to your government and I want you to know that I am speaking the mind of Nigerians on this matter”, he added.
Fayose then condemned some Igbo leaders who he said were playing politics with Kanu’s continued incarceration, warning that the continued incarceration of Kanu by this administration can be interpreted to mean hatred for the Igbo as a people.