Buhari’s magnanimity to FFK should be extended to Igboho, others – Ajulo

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A legal practitioner, Dr. Kayode Ajulo has said the magnanimity of President Muhammadu Buhari in welcoming former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode into the ruling All Progressives Congress in spite of his past attacks, should be extended to various agitators across Nigeria as a basis for amnesty.

Ajulo in a statement on Thursday in Abuja described Fani-Kayode admission into the APC as a ‘symbolic presidential amnesty’, in view of his past attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari.

He stated that the APC was magnanimous to have received Fani-Kayode, irrespective of the fact that some people including some party members might not be delighted with the development.

“FFK’s past attacks on President Buhari and the APC had unwittingly influenced passions in some quarters, for armed and unarmed agitations against the President and the Nigerian state,” he said.

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He recalled that Fani-Kayode had suggested on different occasions with his tweets, that the APC government was filled with terrorists.

According to him, amnesty in this context isn’t to be viewed from the strict standpoint of legal knowledge, rather the ordinary meaning is desirable.

He said, “For our immediate purpose therefore, amnesty means forgiveness, cessation of remembrance of wrong, leniency and mercy.

“The symbolism by the President signposts the fact that the vilest of ‘sinner’ in his lucid moment of thorough reflections, can be granted safe passage toward the “mercy seat.”