4 June 2017
The Executive Governor,
RE: ALLEGED BRUTALITY AGAINST MR. CHARLES OTU
This is a petition inviting your attention to the public outcry in respect of a brutal assault allegedly by some members of your security details, on Mr Charles Otu, a practising journalist in your state. It is possible that the outcry over this ugly incident is yet to reach your ears, which apparently accounts for the loud silence from your office. The laceration marks and blood stains on Mr Otu's body are howling evidences of naked barbarism, and uncultured display of tyranny. Your people voted for freedom, chief among which is freedom of expression, which I have no doubt you subscribed to as a practising democrat. I am not yet convinced that what happened to Mr Otu can be the handiwork of anyone with whom you are associated, nor can it be imagined that this was done with your instruction; hence my invitation to you to please speak out now. Your Excellency, this is one gnawing instance in which silence cannot be golden. The world likes to hear from you!
Thank you Mr Governor.