CIVIL SOCIETY PRESS STATEMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL PARDON TO DSP ALAMIEYESEIGHA HELD AT TRANSCORP HILTON HOTEL ON THURSDAY, 14 MARCH, 2013

The civil society groups working on anti-corruption and good governance in Nigeria received with shock the presidential pardon granted to the impeached and convicted Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. DSP Alamieyeseigha, along with other persons, after a National Council of State meeting held at Aso Rock Villa on Tuesday, 12 March, 2013. The presidential pardon was granted under a constitutional provision on prerogative of mercy (Section 175). The Council of State meeting was reportedly attended by former president and heads of state, namely: Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Chief Ernest Shonekan and the Governors of Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Adamawa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Kaduna, Kebbi, Kwara, Ondo, Ogun, Niger, Kwara, Rivers and Sokoto states. Read more

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