The National Council of Muslim Youth Organisation (NACOMYO) on Friday declared that conviction of two ex-governors; Reverend Jolly Nyame (Taraba) and Chief Joshua Dariye (Plateau), and their sentencing to 14 years imprisonment each by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal High Court, Abuja has rekindled hope of a better Nigeria in the hearts of ordinary citizens.
NACOMYO in its Eld-Kabir message signed by Mallam Sani Suleiman Maigoro (National Presidnet) and Alhaj Mas’ud Akintola (National Secretary General), a copy which was mailed to DAILY POST in Ibadan, described the conviction of the two ex-governors as, “It is also a signal to political office holders in the country that offices are trusts and not opportunities for personal corrupt enrichment.
The Muslim body while rejoicing with Muslims a cross the country for the successful completion of the one month Ramadan fast, however, declared that “The development is a credit to the judiciary and a boost to the anti-graft crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari.
NACOMYO while speaking further, commended Justice Banjoko for her uprightness, courage and resilience and urged other jurists in the country to emulate her virtues.
They maintained that, “The council viewed the conferment (though post humously) of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic Nigeria (GCFR) on the winner of June 12 1993 Presidential election as a step in the right direction.
“Conviction of two ex- governors, Rev. Jolly Nyame of Taraba and Joshua Dariye of Plateau respectively and their sentencing to 14 years
imprisonment each by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal High Court, Abuja has rekindled hope of a better Nigeria in the hearts of ordinary citizens”.
“The apologies tendered by both President Muhammad Buhari and Hafsat Abiola respectively, on behalf of the Government and Abiola family have set the tone for genuine reconciliation and national rebirth and is in tandem with
the spirit of Ramadan. It therefore, enjoined politicians and electorates alike to imbibe the lessons of June 12 which had been adjudged as the freest, fairest and most peaceful in the future elections.
“Finally, The Council implored President Donald Trump of the United States to translate his new found love for Islam as demonstrated during the special Iftar held in the Whitehouse during Ramadan to peace, tolerance, love and justice to the Palestinians. We ask President Trump to halt the daily genocide and attacks being unleashed against the venerable land owners by the Isralis”.