Nigeria At 60: Atiku Abubakar Calls For Release Of All Political Prisoners


Xenophobia: Atiku Advises On What AU Should Do To South AfricaAlhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections has called on the Federal and State governments to release all political prisoners.

Atiku, a former Vice President, made the call in the spirit of the 60th Independence celebration of the country.

Part of his Independence statement, he shared on Twitter on Thursday, reads;

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.

He expressed;

If Nelson Mandela could reconcile with those who imprisoned him for twenty-seven years, we can reconcile with those who have disagreed with us.

Atiku urged the nation not to lose its recognition of being a lender to other nations by constant borrowing.

He encouraged the country to live within its means and put a stop to needless borrowing that can threaten economic independence.

He also pointed out the need for healing of the nation by fostering unity and freedom of speech before and after.

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