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Published On: Tue, Mar 12th, 2013

Former Bayelsa Governor, Alamaseigha, Others to Get State Pardon …..Diya’s name allegedly removed from the list

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Former Bayelsa State Governor Mr Alamseigha

A former Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha (DSP), 62, who suffered political persecution in the hands of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and was eventually convicted for graft, may be pardoned by the National Council of State.
Born on November 16, 1952, the impeached DSP, is amongst several other persons from across the federation to be pardoned for various offences, a source familiar with the matter told THEWILL Tuesday.
Some retired military officers are also to be considered for pardon though the source added that the name of a former Chief of General Staff, General Oladipo Diya, who was convicted for coup plotting by the Sani Abacha military administration, was removed from the pardon list.

THEWILL has not been able to get an independent confirmation of the development. Calls to the President Goodluck Jonathan’ spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati and Special Adviser on Documentation and Strategy, Mr. Oronto Douglas were not taken.
The Council of State is made up of all living former Presidents, Serving President, Vice President, State Governors, all living former Chief Justices of Nigeria (CJN), Senate President and Speaker of the House.
Today’s meeting started at about 10.30am and is still on-going…


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