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Late Ambrose Alli, Enahoro, Lt. Col. Effiong, others get presidential pardon

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Former governor of the old Bendel State, Prof. Ambrose Alli, foremost nationalist, Chief Anthony Enahoro have been granted a presidential pardon by President Muhammadu Buhari.


Those pardoned are three other Nigerians, two of whom are ex-military officers.

Interior minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola announced the development in Abuja.

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“I am pleased to inform you that five ex-convicts recommended for presidential pardon (by Buhari) have been so pardoned. 
“They are late Prof Ambrose Ali, Late Chief Anthony Enahoro, ex Lt. Col. Moses Effiong, Major E.J. Olanrewaju and Ajayi Olusola Babalola. Prof Ali was the governor of the old Bendel State in the Second Republic (1978-1983) and a great progressive while Chief Enahoro was a foremost nationalist who moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence.

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“I must thank and commend President Buhari for demonstrating great statesmanship by pardoning these people who were part of the great Nigerian history”, he said.

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