NEWS­BYTES Where is Alams?

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Nu­rud­deen M. Ab­dal­lah

Chief Diepr­eye Alamieye­seigha is the leader of the del­e­gates from Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan’s home state, Bayelsa. But the for­mer Bayelsa gover­nor has main­tained a low pro­file since the com­mence­ment of the con­fer­ence two weeks ago.

And this is un­like Alams, who has been en­meshed in con­tro­ver­sies since his cel­e­brated ar­rest by po­lice in Lon­don over money laun­der­ing in 2005, his sub­se­quent dra­matic im­peach­ment, and re­cently the con­tro­ver­sial amnesty granted him by Pres­i­dent Jonathan.

Alams came to the con­fer­ence just when crit­i­cism of his par­don has died down.

As one of the back bones of Jonathan’s ad­min­is­tra­tion, par­tic­u­larly his re-elec­tion bid, Alams ap­par­ently de­cided to lie low as the con­fer­ence gets into full swing.

May be this is a strat­egy by one of the pow­er­ful politi­cians from the Niger Delta.

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