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Fayose Blames FG For Alamieyeseigha’s Death

Posted: Oct 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the death of

former Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, as painful and unfortunate.

His words; “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, Seriake Dickson,

and the people of Bayelsa State.

The governor, who prayed for the repose of the soul of the late former

Governor-General of the Ijaw Nation, said that 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.”