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"My pardon was in order. I fulfilled my own part of the bargain, why shouldn’t federal government fulfill its part?" - Alamieyeseigha
| May 21, 2013
Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the former Governor of Bayelsa State, who was recently pardoned by President Goodluck Jonathan, spoke about the presidential pardon that was granted to him. He said it was a negotiated deal which started during Late President Yar’Adua's tenure. Chief Alamieyeseigha said, “It was a pardon that was negotiated. This pardon was negotiated and if I fulfil my own part of the bargain, why shouldn’t the Federal Government fulfills its part? People who don’t know what happened are the ones talking. But if I opened my mouth, those who are talking will keep quiet." “President Goodluck Jonathan was part of the negotiating team. There is no person in this country that knows issues surrounding Alamieyeseigha better than Mr President. He was my deputy governor and all that transpired were known to him. I’m already writing my memoir. At the appropriate time, you will know.” “My pardon was in order. Like I said, the pardon was negotiated and if I fulfill my own part of the bargain, why shouldn’t federal government fulfill its part? When asked about the role other played in his case, he said, "President Yar’Adua actually brokered the state pardon deal for me, otherwise they would have even killed me. Without Yar’Adua, I would have died by now. Otherwise they would have even killed me. The person behind it is somebody all of you know. Somebody used the phrase, "Oga at the top". You know him and he will be exposed at the right time.” Related: President Jonathan does not regret state pardon granted to former governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who was convicted of corruption - Special Adviser Council of State pardons Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, former governor of Bayelsa State who was convicted and jailed for corruption EFCC hands over assets worth billions of Naira seized from Alamieyeseigha to Bayelsa State govt

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Lilian    Charlotte, USA    May 21, 2013
You no dey shame. You still get mouth to talk, well you dey for Nigeria sha. That can only happen in a country like that.
Osato    Ibadan, Nigeria    May 21, 2013
Alams should test his negotiation by travelling to any part of Europe. He is still a FELON.
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