- The release of Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and Omoyele Sowore from detention continues to generate reactions
- The former National Security Adviser and rights activists were released on Tuesday, December 24
- Ekiti state governor Dr Kayode Fayemi has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the action
Ekiti state governor Dr Kayode Fayemi has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and rights activist, Omoyele Sowore from detention.
The governor said President Buhari’s intervention has once again proven that he is a stickler for due process and an apostle of the rule of law.
In a statement sent to journalists by his spokesman, Yinka Oyebode, Fayemi described the president’s gesture, which came on the Christmas Eve, as a good Christmas gift for the duo, their families and associates as well as a soothing balm for the country.
Dr Fayemi, who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum said, he was particularly happy that the two prominent citizens regained their freedom while hearing in their cases continued.
“The President, by this intervention, has reinforced the fact that nobody is deemed guilty of an offence until pronounced guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction.
“This is good for the country. We congratulate Col. Dasuki and Sowore and salute the president for the fatherly gesture,” the governor stated.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has assured the United States of America government that he is doing his best as regards human rights' concerns in Nigeria.
Buhari made the comment when he hosted the new U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms Mary Beth Leonard, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday, December 24.
The president said he was presiding over the affairs of Nigeria with a clear conscience, adding that it is nothing an easy task to sustain the unity of the country.
The president’s remark stemmed from reports that the United State authorities have placed Nigeria on a Special Watch List for tolerating “severe violations of religious freedom.”
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