President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of Christian faith in State House on 16th Nov 2018 (image courtesy State House)

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Reverend Samson Ayokunle on Friday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

The cleric made the request when he led a delegation of the Christian body to the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

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“This would ease tension in the land and give credit to your administration together with respect from the international community,” Ayokunle added.

But he commended the Nigerian leader’s anti-corruption fight, saying it has resulted in the recovery of huge sums of money from those who have looted the nation’s resources.

The CAN leader, however, asked Buhari to ensure that his government was unbiased in the fight against corruption, urging the president to also focus on serving public holders within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said, “It is reprehensible that elected officials have seized opportunities of being in public office to loot the treasury,.

”Like we categorically noted here during our last visit, the wish of the people is for the war against corruption to be total and without discrimination.

“Not a few believe that the ruling party is becoming a safe haven to some corrupt politicians in their bid to escape the trap of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).”