The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele
Fayose, who doubles as Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,
Governors Forum, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that
it was God who made the President to come back alive, after his 49 days
medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
In a statement issued on his behalf by Idowu Adelusi, his Chief Press Secretary, Fayose said Buhari received the mercy of God.
He advised the President to also show
mercy to Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser; Nnamdi
Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB; and other
Nigerians “suffering illegal and unconstitutional incarceration under
“You have received the mercy and favour
of God. You have come back from your medical vacation alive. By what
people had said and by your own account, it is the mercy and favour of
God that have seen you through, as well as the prayers of everyone,” he
“It is incumbent on you to now also show
mercy. I advise you to show mercy to Nnamdi Kanu and Sambo Dasuki, and
such other Nigerians that are suffering unjust, punitive, illegal, and
unconstitutional incarceration, under your directive or 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. To continue to disdain
the court is reckless and unconstitutional. Moreover, it is a sin and it
Taunting Buhari, Fayose added: “While
you were away, peace returned to the Niger Delta, impacting positively
on crude oil production and sales. The economy also improved with the
appreciation of the Naira. Now that you are back, it will not be right
to put the country on the reverse gear again, through some pig-headed
policies and truculent militarist posturing.”
He went spiritual, saying God is not happy with the “oppression of the poor by the rich”.
“God is not happy at the oppression of the poor by the rich, and of the weak by the strong,” he said.
“Those of us in authority must not use
our God-given powers to oppress the citizens placed under our charge.
Only righteousness exalts a nation, Sin is a reproach, and God is
continually angry with the wicked.
“It is wickedness to refuse to obey
court orders and trample upon the constitutional and God-given,
fundamental human rights of citizens.” Fayose stated.