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JUST IN: Buhari pardons Anthony Enahoro, Ambrose Alli, Col. Effiong, 2,600 others

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted a presidential pardon to a former Governor of old Bendel State, late Prof. Ambrose Alli and foremost nationalist, late Chief Anthony Enahoro.

Over 2, 600 inmates were also granted Presidential Pardon by the President.

The president also granted pardon to three other Nigerians, two of whom are ex-military officers. Minister of Internal Affairs, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this, in Abuja, on Friday.

“I am pleased to inform you that five ex-convicts recommended for Presidential Pardon (by Buhari) have been so pardoned.

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They are governor of the old Bendel State in the Second Republic, the late Prof. Ambrose Ali, the late Chief Anthony Enahoro, ex-Lt. Col. Moses Effiong, Major E.J. Olanrewaju and Ajayi Olusola Babalola.

Prof. Ali ruled old Bendel between 1978-1983 and a great progressive while Chief Enahoro was a foremost nationalist who moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence.

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