Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore from detention.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode said Buhari’s intervention has once again proven that he is a stickler for due process and an apostle of the rule of law.
The governor described Buhari’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.
“Again, the President has demonstrated that he is the father of the nation through his intervention that led to the release from detention of the two prominent citizens,” he said.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum who expressed his delight over the development said releasing them while hearing in their cases continued should be the norm.
“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 added.