Governor of Ekiti Ayodele Fayose has hailed the Federal High Court, Abuja judgment, ordering the release of the leader of the Shi’ite Muslim sect, Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Thisday reports.
In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said, “I congratulate Justice Gabriel Kolawole and the entire judiciary for once against giving Nigerians hope that democracy can still survive and rule of law can still be sustained.
“The judiciary must remain steadfast in its uphold of the rule of law, so as to save Nigerians who are now being held by the jugular by those who do not want anyone that is not in the same political camp with them to exist.
“The judgement will be for posterity even if in their usual style of impunity, those holding power in Abuja ignore the judgment.”
Fayose accused the DSS and the APC-led federal government of impunity and wickedness for detaining Zakzaky for close to a year.
“The DSS claim that El-Zakzaky was being detained to protect him is not only laughable but barbaric. How can you keep someone in detention for 12 months and claim that you are protecting him? Against what?
“The kind of impunity against the law of Nigeria being witnessed now has never happened before. Even the military still obeyed court judgements but here we are with a democratically elected government that holds our constitution with contempt,” he said.
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