Makinde grants amnesty to 35 Prisoners
The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde has granted amnesty to 35 convicted prisoners in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day, June 12.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the Governor took the decision pursuant to Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
He, therefore, appealed to the lucky inmates to turn a new leave and continue to be law-abiding residents of the state
The Governor has therefore approved a low-key June 12 celebration while enjoining residents and citizens of the state to take time off to reflect on the ways by which they can contribute to the growth of Nigeria’s democracy.
He also urged them all to go about the celebration peacefully promising that in
subsequent years, the state would collaborate with the family of the hero of June 12, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola to celebrate the day in grand style.