Decades after, Buhari pardons Ambrose Alli, Ehanoro posthumously
The presidential gesture means that they were never convicted and therefore would no longer carry the ignoble toga of an ex-convict.
Mr Aregbesola explained that the president had also approved the release of 2,600 inmates across various custodial centers in the 36 states of the federation.Only inmates that are 60 years old and above, those suffering from ill-health that is likely to terminate in death, convicts serving three years and above and have less than six months to serve, inmates with mental health issues, and inmates with options of fines not exceeding N50,000 and have no pending cases are eligible for the pardon.
Meanwhile, the minister spoke scantily of late Messrs Alli and Ehanoro. He also did not explain how President Buhari arrived at the decision to pardon them in death.“Mr Ali was the governor of the old Bendel State in the Second Republic (1978-1983) and a progressive while Mr Enahoro was a foremost nationalist who moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence,” he said.
Ambrose AlliA professor of morbid anatomy, Mr Alli was the first civilian governor of the old Bendel state, now broken into Edo and Delta. He governed the state between 1979 and 1983.Late Mr Alli was an example of the institutional challenges facing Nigerian correctional centres. He practically went blind while in prison.
While serving his jail term at Kirikiri prison, Lagos, the former civilian governor’s health deteriorated. He underwent a surgery after which he was transferred to Jos prison by road, a journey that took a took on his health and sight. From there, he was moved to Agodi prison, Ibadan.
Many traditional leaders, including in Ekpoma, Edo state honored Mr Alli by erecting his statues.Anthony EhanoroA renowned journalist and nationalist, Anthony Enahoro in 1953 became the first to move the motion for Nigeria’s independence which was eventually granted in 1960 after several political setbacks and defeats in parliament.
Mr Enahoro began his political career in 1950, when he, along with Arthur Prest founded the Mid-West Party. He later joined the Action Group, founded by Obafemi Awolowo.When crisis broke out in 1962 in the Western region, Mr Enahoro was immersed fully in it. He was detained along with other Action Group leaders, accused of treason.
Mr Enahoro fled to Britain and became known as the ‘fugitive offender’.He was however extradited to Nigeria and tried for treasonable felony and sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment, reduced on appeal. In his autobiography, Fugitive Offender (1965), he claimed that the trial was based on slender and doubtful evidence, which in the long run would help in salvaging his political reputation.
After his release in 1966, he kicked off his political career once again, taking several key roles in government. It was not clear if he was still carrying the tag of an ex-convict when he was made commissioner for information and labor in the administration of General Yakubu Gowon in 1967.
Mr Enahoro, Wole Soyinka, Alani Akinrinade and eight others would later be charged with treason in 1997. The case was dropped by General Abdulsalami Abubakar, who succeeded Sani Abacha. Read more: Premium Times »
Is the same Ambrose Alli that a university is named after? Does it mean that a university was named after a convicted person or is Buhari just acting in his usual demented way? He was the one that killed ambrose without any offence. Ambrose and others was charged for enriching their party. Their offense was not entrenched in party constitution. The family should reject it.
😥😠 Buhari need to die first, He can't be alive to pardon those he killed Only God can do that Nonsense! That's not necessary! Pls I need somebody to enlighten me on this...what can a dead man benefit from presidential pardon...or the crime he commit also affect his family....omo Nigeria they crack brain...
Buhari Pardons Late Anthony Enahoro, Prof Ambrose Alli, Others | Sahara Reporters.MBuhari Pardons Late Anthony Enahoro, Prof Ambrose Alli, Others | Sahara Reporters He said three other high profile persons also benefitted from the presidential amnesty. READ MORE: How can he pardon the innocent people he killed. what insolent I knew the dimensions this pardon of a thing would take. Irony of history, it was same Rtd Gen Buhari dat sent Prof Ambrose Alli to jail where he contacted the sickness dat lead ultimately to his death. 🤔😭
UPDATED: Buhari pardons late Anthony Enahoro, late Ambrose AlliPresident Muhammadu Buhari has granted Presidential pardon to the former governor of old Bendel State, late Prof Ambrose Alli and a foremost nationalist... Dead men doing their things. He's not worthy to grant pardons to any one
Buhari under fire 'for pardoning Ambrose Alli after overthrowing him in 1983' [VIDEO] - Daily Post NigeriaThe publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has reacted to the state pardon granted to late Ambrose Alli by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. But seriously think of it, why is our president arms looking so young like that of a 20yrs old man.
Buhari pardons Enahoro, Ambrose Alli, others - The Nation NigeriaPRESIDENT MBuhari has granted pardon to the former governor of old Bendel State, the late Prof Ambrose Alli and a foremost nationalist, the late Chief Anthony.. Enahoro. MBuhari MBuhari PARDON FOR WHAT? MBuhari Pardon to the dead, I think this is medicine after burial
BREAKING: Buhari pardons late Anthony Enahoro, late prof Ambrose Alli, othersPresident Muhammadu Buhari has granted Presidential pardon to the former governor of old Bendel State, late Prof Ambrose Alli and a foremost... AbdulMahmud01 🤷 By late you mean they are dead right? Or is it a title to their name? I am confused here. What kind of pardon are you granting to a dead person?
Buhari grants posthumous pardon to Ambrose Ali, Enahoro, othersSo Buhari’s regime in 1980s sentenced him to 100 years in prison for misplacing 900k? Lol Let the dead bury the dead, focus on the living, give us some packages to alleviate the suffering caused by this Covid-19 lockdown. Or should we die before you'll pardon us? Chai