CAN visits Buhari, calls for El-Zakzaky’s release

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Friday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and others who were granted bail.

Speaking when a delegation of CAN visited the president at the Presidential Vialla, Samson Ayokunle, the president of CAN, called on Mr Buhari to respect rule of law as required by the Nigerian constitution.

The president must ensure “total adherence to the rule of law as it’s required by our constitution and full-blown democracy by making sure that those whose bails have been granted by competent courts like Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), and Leader of the Shiites, Malam Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, are released from detention to enjoy the bail granted them by the courts of law.

“This would ease tension in the land and give credit to your administration together with respect from the international community.”

On the other hand, he asked the President to ensure that his government was unbiased in the fight against corruption, saying it should be extended to serving public holders within the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

“It is reprehensible that elected officials have seized opportunities of being in public office to loot the treasury,” Mr Ayokunle said.

“Like we categorically noted here during our last visit, the wish of the people is for the war against corruption to be total and without discrimination.

“Not a few believe that the ruling party is becoming a safe haven to some corrupt politicians in their bid to escape the trap of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.”