DEMOCRACY DAY CELEBRATION : DAPO ABIODUN COMMITS DEATH SENTENCE TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR SIX INMATES ON DEATH ROW
Written by awawa on June 13, 2022
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has approved the committal of six convicts on death row to life imprisonment and also released 40 inmates as part of activities to commemorate the 2023 Democracy Day.
The governor disclosed this while speaking at the June 12 commemorative anniversary and Nigeria’s Democracy Day, held at the M.K.O International Stadium, Abeokuta, the state capital.
Abiodun explained that the committal to life imprisonment and release of the convicted inmates is in accordance with the provisions of Sections 212 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, (as amended) and Sections 4 and 5 of the Ogun State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy (Establishment Law), Laws of Ogun State 2006.
Abiodun, who called on Nigerians to draw strength from the 1993 general election and make the 2023 exercise even better, as he equally advocated a free and fair 2023 General election.
The governor who canvassed stringent punishment for violators of due process in elections, declared that people’s ballots must count and be respected in 2023.