Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the presidential pardon granted to former governor of old Bendel State, the late Prof. Ambrose Alli, and the late Chief Anthony Enahoro.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said the governor deeply appreciated the presidential pardon, which he had championed in the past few months.
Said he, “When the governor graced the memorial service in honour of Alli, he said that he had reached advanced stages of a move to secure presidential pardon for Alli. It is delightful that the pardon has now been granted.
“What is also very pleasing is that Enahoro was also granted presidential pardon. Enahoro would always be remembered for his instrumental role in the ideation of what is Nigeria today.”
According to him, the state government will continue to sustain the legacies of the late Alli and Enahoro’s noble ideals.
Meanwhile, the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO) has applauded Buhari for his pardon of 2,600 inmates of correctional services across the country, to promote social distancing towards curbing a coronavirus behind the walls.
The group said this against the background that over 70 per cent of inmates of the country’s overcrowded correctional centres were not convicts but awaiting trial due to the slow judicial process in the country.