- The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) describes the release of activist Omoyele Sowore and former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, as a Christmas gift to Nigerians
- Reverend Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, describes the federal government's decision as a new dawn for the country
- Ayokunle urges the government to ensure it respects the rule of law at all times
The release of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and the convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, is a Christmas gift, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said.
CAN said this minutes after the two detained Nigerians were released by the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja in the evening of Tuesday, December 24.
Reverend Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, said this in a statement obtained by Legit.ng.
According to him, the action of the federal government shows it is a new dawn for the democracy of the country.
Reverend Ayokunle said CAN was very happy with the decision of the government to now obey the orders of some courts.
“We appreciate the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice for his intervention and counsel.
“The action of the government is commendable and it is a new dawn for democracy," CAN said.
The CAN president said the association will continue to work with the government for peace in the country.
He also urged the government to constantly respect the rule of law.
“We will not cease to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his team for a successful tenure of office," he said.
Legit.ng reports that Sowore also reacted first time after leaving the facility of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Sowore was quoted as thanking Nigerians for supporting him and making his freedom happen.
“The only thing is to Thank Nigerians; they made this happen; they should not relent…Nobody can take a people who are determined for granted.”
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