Death penalty: You can’t dictate to Nigeria, Oshiomhole tells EU, UN

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has told the international community, especially the United Nations and the European Union, to be mindful of the fact that Nigeria is a sovereign nation and should always uphold the constitution of the country and not the resolutions of the international community that run contrary to the values of the country. Governor Oshiomhole who was reacting to the condemnation by the international community over the hanging of the four armed robbers that were sentenced to death by hanging by the nation’s apex court, the Supreme Court at the second annual seminar on the “Role of Public Complaints Commission in a democratic Nigeria’ organized by the Public Complaint Commission, Federal Capital territory Abuja yesterday said that whoever deliberately killed another person if pronounced guilty by the court should face the music. The Comrade Governor said that Nigerians are part of the international community and that the country has its values and holds the sanctity of life in a high esteem. He said, “We are part of the international community and my views must just be heard like the views of any other person. I am concerned about death, I am concerned about the sanctity of the human life and even as a Catholic I am even more fanatical about the sanctity of human life. He said when he was sworn-in as a governor of Edo state, he was not told that he would obey resolutions, communiqué and recommendations of the international community, adding, “the day I was sworn in, I subscribed to obey the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria there was no suggestion to me that I shall obey the resolution of the UN or the European Union”. 

– http://allafrica.com/stories/201307051362.html

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