Should we thank the New @USEmbassyAbuja US ambassador Mary Beth Leonard? She met Buhari and a few hours later he flung open the prison doors in a hurry

Do you know Mary Beth Leonard?

She is the new US ambassador to Nigeria. Her previous posting was as US ambassador to the African union.

Between 2011 and 2014 she was US ambassador to Mali. Her service in Mali was recognized with the Department’s Diplomacy for Human Rights Award in 2013, an honor that annually recognizes a U.S. Chief of Mission who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to defending human rights and advancing democratic principles in his or her host country.

She met with Buhari to present her letters of credence and a few hours after their meeting the prison doors were flung open for political prisoners who courts had freed but the government had refused to free.

Coincidence? 🤷🏽‍♂️

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