State Pardon to Alamieyeseigha & Co: It is better to fling open the gates of all our prisons – Aturu

aturuPan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, activist, Bamidele Aturu, and former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa have joined those who have criticised President Goodluck Jonathan over the move to grant ex-convict and former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha presidential pardon.

According to Afenifere, the move by Jonathan was the final confirmation that “we have an immoral leadership at the helm of affairs of the country.” The National Publicity Secretary of the group, Yinka Odumakin said, “Nigeria is now seen as a crooked nation. In the last 14 years, people, corrupt people are being pardoned; it is a violation of our values and downgrading of our moral ethics.”

Also, activist, Aturu, in a separate statement said, “one cannot put such unthinkable gambit beyond this government or our elite, knowing their lack of interest in waging any war against corruption, serious or otherwise… Presidential pardon to those who were convicted, not of political offences but for dipping their dirty fingers in the common till, and pauperising hardworking Nigerians in the process is nothing but jail break by the state.

“The government and its members will certainly live to regret the irresponsible decision. That is a promise. Civil society groups will do all in its power to show the whole world that those who claim to govern us are nothing but common crooks who deserve to be in jail… In my view, it is better to fling open the gates of all our prisons and ask all the inmates to walk out into the warm embrace of their relatives than pardon those who force otherwise decent Nigerians to take to crime as a way of life. A word is enough for the wise,” he stated.


Culled from PM News


  1. You are very correct Sir. The whole prisons in Nigeria should be fling open if people like DSP Alamesiegha are given state pardon. It is shameful & ridiculous, it is an attestation that this government is promoting corruption instead of fighting it

  2. Aturu you’re a big fool for calling Alamieseigha dip its dirty finger,you claim to be an activist,where do you get funds to carry on your activities,you think we don’t know you’re being sponsored by the opposition,you better close your dirty mouth & keep quiet,so you don’t know the meaning of presidential pardon & you claimed to be learned,you’re just an illiterate.