Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the unconditional release of leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and other Nigerians who have been unjustly incarcerated like Sambo Dasuki, the ex-National Security Adviser (NSA) to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, he asked President Buhari to reciprocate the mercies of God upon his life by showing mercy on Kanu and the others.
He also advised that it would be wrong to reverse the gains we made under democracy, adding that the current peace in the Niger Delta and the slight improvement in the nation’s economy must be sustained.
He thanked God for the President’s return, which he said was all at the mercies of God, and particularly because Nigerians prayed for him.
His words: “It, therefore, behooves on you to show mercy on Kanu and Dasuki, who have been granted bail by the 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.”
Fayose, however, condemned some Igbo leaders who he said, were playing politics with Kanu’s continued incarceration and warned that his continued incarceration could be interpreted to mean hatred for the Igbo people.