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Nigeria at 60: Atiku Abubakar begs for release of all political prisoners

Alhaji 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 a statement, he shared on Twitter on Thursday, 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 with us.

Nigeria marks her golden independence celebrations on Thursday, October 1, 2020, where President Muhammadu Buhari announced N161 as the new pump price of petrol in the country.

He also berated previous governments from 1999 to 2015 for criticising his government, accusing them of presiding over the near-destruction of the country.

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