Sunday, 17 July 2016

"My freedom is meaningless until every other political prisoner is released" - Femi Fani-Kayode

Ex-Minister of Aviation and spokesman for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who was released Friday night, has said his release from Government’s custody two months after his detention does not make any sense until every political prisoner is freed.

He mentioned the case of Dasuki and Omisore, saying they need to be freed as well so they can defend

“It was quite an ordeal. It was an
ordeal. But I thank God that I am free and that I have been given an
opportunity to defend myself in
court when the case starts – I am
looking forward to that. Outside of that, the truth is that as long as
others who are also political
prisoners and have been falsely
accused are still in (security
agencies’) custody our country, then I believe that my freedom is meaningless.

“So, until every single political
prisoner or every single person
falsely accused by the state, by the
government and the EFCC has been
released; has been given the
opportunity to defend himself in court; and until that happens, I don’t think any of us is free. We still have people like Sambo Dasuki, Iyiola Omisore and many others in prison or EFCC’s custody,” he told Sunday Punch.

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