Governor Jibrilla Bindow, who pardoned the prisoners, acted on the Advisory Committee of the Prerogative of Mercy and in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 212 (i) (d) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ahmad Sajoh.
According to the statement, 14 of the prisoners were from Yola Prison, nine from Jada Prison, six from Mubi Prison, three from Numan Prison and one convict from Jimeta Prison.
The statement added that all necessary steps have been taken by the prison authorities on the warrant signed by the governor to ensure compliance with the prerogative of mercy pronouncement.
While felicitating with the entire citizens of the state on the occasion of the event, Bindow urged them to ensure they obtained their voters cards to enable them vote in the 2019 elections.
Meanwhile, the Democracy Day was low-keyed in Adamawa state, due to the prevailing insecurity in the North east.
In a broadcast, Gov Bindow, said it would have been an appropriate time to roll out the dums of celebration to showcase his achievements but for the prevailing mood of the state.
We are faced with security challenges, which require us to reflect and feel the pains of our people.
“Let us pray and seek devine intervention for peace, unity and progress and for the peaceful repose of all souls lost in all the crisis in our communities.