19 October 2018 :
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on 18 October 2018 called for the abolition of death sentence in Nigeria.
Governor Okowa made the call in Asaba when he received members of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy led by Mr William Alo.
Nigeria is a major player in the International community, “we need to ask ourselves if death sentence is still relevant in our society? In many states, many Governors are not ready to sign the death warrant, why are they not signing the death warrant? The world is moving away from death sentence”, ha said.