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Buhari’s Govt. Caused Alamieyeseigha’s Death- Fayose

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the death of
former Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Diepreye Alamieyeseigha as
painful and unfortunate, saying; “It is painful that the All
Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government finally succeeded
in hounding an Ijaw leader to death just because of his staunch stance
on the upcoming Bayelsa State governorship election.”

Reacting to Alamieyeseigha’s death through his Special Assistant on
Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor
commiserated with the deceased family, former President, Dr Goodluck
Jonathan as well as the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Seriake Dickson
and the entire people of the State.

The governor, who prayed for the repose of the soul of the late former
Governor-General of the Ijaw Nation, said his death was “an eclipse of
a political figure, who despite all political odds, still commanded
great respect from his people.”

While blaming the Federal Government for his death, Governor Fayose
said; “Obviously, the Federal Government was behind the plot to
extradite the Alamieyeseigha to the United Kingdom to face fresh
trial, a situation that made him to abandon his medical treatment in

“Even though I am not against anti-corruption fight, it is painful
that in the present day Nigeria, political vendetta is being allowed
to override the sovereignty of the country, such that the Presidency
was eager to release to a foreign country, a citizen of Nigeria that
had been tried, convicted and later pardoned in accordance with the
laws of the country.

“Having been tried and convicted eight years ago, served his sentence
and forfeited properties to the Bayelsa State Government; methinks
Alamieyeseigha should have been allowed to live his life without
unnecessary political intimidation and harassment.

“I have consistently asked them why they have closed their eyes to the
corruption allegations against their own people. Why is their
attention only on people from the Southern part of Nigeria? And now
that Alamieyeseigha has been hounded and harassed to death, what else
can the apostles of political vendetta do?

“My prayer is that God in His infinite mercies will console the
entire Alamieyeseigha’s family and the people of Bayelsa State,
especially members of our great party, the PDP and also grant them the
fortitude to bear this sad and painful loss.”

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