Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate in the last general elections, on Tuesday, called on the Federal and State governments to release all political prisoners.
He made the call in the spirit of the 60th Independence celebration of the country.
Part of the statement, he shared via his Twitter handle, said;
”In the spirit of our 60th Independence Anniversary, I call on the Federal and state governments, to release all political prisoners and detainees and discontinue the prosecution of such individuals.
“If Nelson Mandela could reconcile with those who imprisoned him for twenty-seven years, we can reconcile with those who have disagreed and looted our funds, we can’t continue jailing looters and critics, they’re our brothers and friends, let them come out and enjoy a #Fresh #Air as we do, he added.
Recall, that Nigeria marked her golden independence celebrations on Thursday, October 1, 2020, where President Muhammadu Buhari berated previous governments from 1999 to 2015 for criticising his government, accusing them of presiding over the near-destruction of the country and announced N161 as the new pump price of petrol in the country.