Strip Alamieyeseigha of presidential pardon - CACOL
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has called on the federal government to strip a former governor of Bayelsa State, late DSP Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, of the presidential pardon granted to him by the former administration.
In a statement by its executive chairman, Debo Adeniran, the group lauded the decision of the federal government to reopen the corruption cases against a former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, over money laundering and some other former governors including some who are currently serving as senators.
“We call for the posthumous stripping of the presidential pardon granted the late fugitive, Mr. Diepreye Alaimaeyeseigha, and his posthumous trial. Those former governors who have been enjoying ‘perpetual injunctions’ for close to a decade now, like Peter Odili and ’Joshua Dariyes cases must be exhumed”, he said.
He urged the Independent ICPC to immediately act on the reported letter from the federal government to the agency. He also called on the EFCC to revisit all the related cases the agency had handled in the past in spite of previous frustration its efforts and civil society groups.