The campaign for Agba Jalingo’s release has been energised by the recent release of the Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and a former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, from detention.
Mr Jalingo, the publisher of the online CrossRiverWatch, is in prison in Calabar. He is charged with treason over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, Ben Ayade.
He was arrested on August 22.
After a relentless campaign that appeared to have yielded no result, advocates of Mr Jalingo’s freedom are now turning to Mr Ayade’s party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), requesting it to put pressure on the governor over the continuous incarceration of the journalist.
Some Nigerians have questioned the integrity of the PDP as an opposition…