My Pardon Was A Negotiated Deal Under Yaradua’s Tenure, Ex-Convict Alamieyeseigha Says
Former Governor of Bayelsa state and President Goodluck Jonathan’s benefactor, Chief Diepriye Alamieyeseigha, has revealed that the presidential pardon granted to him by the Council of State was a negotiated deal that started under the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s tenure
Speaking at the memorial public event for late Ijaw hero – Major Isaac Jasper Adaka-Boro in Warri, Delta state, ex-convict 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.
He said: “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.”
In a veiled attack at former President – Olusegun Obasanjo, Alamieyeseigha said, “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.”
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